Interventions suspended for Covid, but the relative of a politician is operated: the Prosecutor investigates

Interventions suspended for Covid, but the relative of a politician is operated: the Prosecutor investigates
Interventions suspended for Covid, but the relative of a politician is operated: the Prosecutor investigates

In addition to the implementation of the vaccination campaign and the interim hiring at the Local Health Authority, there are at least two other people areas of Valle d’Aosta healthcare that have been subject, in recent weeks, to investigations by the Public Prosecutor’s Office. This involves the management of waiting lists for ordinary health services, suspended during the period of the Covid-19 emergency, and the use of the operating rooms of the regional hospital in the acute phase of the pandemic.

The attention of the investigators of the Digos of the Aosta Police Headquarters, coordinated by the prosecutor Luca Ceccanti, is aimed at an episode in particular, dating back to last April: a surgery to which the close relative of a person underwent Cregional adviser, for an oncological problem. The investigation, not yet closed, aims to establish whether the operation took place, or not, in compliance with the regulations in force in the days of the “third wave” of the new Coronavirus in the Valley.

Having to reopen departments destined to accommodate Covid-19 patients on the rise at the time, some of whom in conditions such as to require intensive care in resuscitation, the availability of anesthetists for the operating activity was reduced (with the staff destined for the infected by the virus “in progress”, with short notice). The Local Health Unit of the Aosta Valley had therefore ordered the postponement of a large number of operations, consequently reducing the activity of the cinemas.

The intervention to the relative of the politician was scheduled for a few weeks before, then suspended, then carried out in April, together with some others identified as urgent. From the reconstruction it emerged that, before its “release”, the case had been brought to the attention of the competent hospital structures by the Health Department, through the councilor’s secretariat Roberto Barmasse. In addition to the compatibility of the operation with the operating regime of the surgery in that pandemic parenthesis (also linked to the anti-contagion protocols, beyond the lack of personnel), the investigators intend to ascertain whether the waiting list has been scrolled correctly, or whether that patient has “bypassed” others.

The circumstance was reported by some people awaiting intervention, aware of what happened. As part of the investigative activities carried out so far they have been feel diverse “People informed about the facts”, including some heads of the departments involved in the affair, nurses and other secretarial staff. The investigations, according to what has been leaked, are not limited to the specific episode, but have as their perimeter the set of procedures followed by the healthcare company in the period of the most recent Covid upsurge, in a legitimacy scrutiny aimed at ascertaining any conduct of abuse. office.

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