These are the words of the vice-president of the M5S High-altitude Health Commission Francesco Taglieri, who then goes into detail: “The Simple Operating Unit of Nuclear Medicine in Lanciano is a fundamental point of reference for the area, so much so that in the pre-Covid era the 12 thousand exams a year, many of which related to the MOC, essential for diagnosing osteoporosis, and also tests such as thyroid ultrasound, fine needle aspiration and bone scintigraphy were performed. A department that has a doctor, two radiology technicians and two nurses, who, instead of being thanked for the extraordinary work completed, will be rewarded with the closure of the unit. In the future, if things do not change, the approximately 400 thousand inhabitants who refer to the ASL 02 will only have the Nuclear Medicine of Chieti available. Cuts will also be made at the Analysis Laboratory, another flagship of the garrison and capable of analyzing tests sent by other structures, which from a Complex Operating Unit becomes a Simple Operating Unit. The plan wanted by the general manager of the Asl Schael is being carried out, which on the one hand aims at centralization at the expense of the principals scattered throughout the territory, and on the other hand outsources services, putting them in the hands of universities or private individuals, thus forcing citizens to pay them at much higher prices than the public health ticket, as happens with antibody titration. This is what happens in 2021, the year in which the center-right promised important investments for Renzetti. Nothing could be further from reality considering also the fact that the second CT scan never arrived in the garrison, the second 118 h24 ambulance was never activated, and that the continuing shortage of health personnel is becoming increasingly disabling “.
“We are – he concludes – in a Region that has a drain of about 200 million euros of passive mobility, despite the national government, in light of the Covid emergency and the necessary territorial reorganization, has given the Marsilio junta transfers of funds five times greater than in the past. This means that when there is neither the ability nor the will to plan for the long term, the consequences are constant cuts in health care. It is now clear to everyone that the document that will arrive in the council is short-sighted, out of touch with reality and with a very high probability of being rejected at the ministerial monitoring table. And it is probably for this reason that they did not have the courage to confront each other in the Council, demonstrating that they are unable to manage something as fundamental as the protection of public health of the Abruzzo people in a democratic and efficient way “.
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