He does not use the usual formulas that are usually so useful when one intends to chase away indiscretions: they are not “resignation for family or personal reasons”, those of Carlo Alberto Tersalvi, 58 years old, a Milanese doctor who for just over two years, that is from February 2019, he was medical director of the Bergamo health protection agency, therefore among the “strategic” executives who flanked Massimo Giupponi. “No, well… actually I cannot speak of purely personal reasons».
The comment of the person concerned arrived last night, by telephone, during a dinner with family members, organized on the day his resignation from Ats has become official, inside the structure and offices in via Gallicciolli. But why does he leave? «I discussed the reason with the general manager Massimo Giupponi and we agreed that this was the best solution. I have lived through a difficult period, between meningitis and Covid, now we are a bit out of the emergency and I have chosen to return to my work. I return to be the medical director at the Desio hospital, I was on leave for the period of office in Ats Bergamo ». In short, there are some obvious reasons: “Both from the physical point of view, since I was also hospitalized due to Covid, and from the mental aspect, it was all very demanding“. But anyway, the fact remains that there is no emphasis on “personal reasons” e there are some indiscretions that suggest disagreements, certainly exacerbated by the management of the emergency, within the entire strategic direction: in particular on the sharing of burdens and honors, in the various top positions.
The pressures, this is certain, were not lacking, both from inside and outside, for the attention of the mass media and reference institutions, such as the Region. “What’s more, after all the work done, There have also been complaints against us», Adds Tersalvi, speaking of the investigations in progress, but also of the complaints taken in relation to the safety of Ats workers, in particular after the death from Covid of the former head of the Hygiene and Public Health office, Vincenza Amato.
The farewell matured in a difficult climate. And the other certainty is that Giupponi’s greeting does not appear merely in form, in the message sent to the structure yesterday: “A special thanks to Dr. Tersalvi, not as a due act, but as a sincere appreciation of the commitment, competence and professionalism demonstrated in this period of common journey: as the only doctor in the strategic direction, he brought the burden and responsibility of leading the fight first against meningitis and then the pandemic in progress, achieving excellent results. Surely the wish is that of future ample and deserved satisfactions ».