“Some managers did nothing to activate Covid beds”

PALERMO. “In order not to empty some departments, to allocate beds to Covid patients, there are those who wrote invented diagnoses in the medical records, I remember one that spoke of tuberculosis, but it wasn’t true ».

He told the Ansa Mario La Rocca (in the photo by Insanitas), the general manager of the Department for strategic planning of the regional health department in Sicily, defending himself from the controversy that arose from his audio message on whatsapp sent to healthcare managers.

“I was pissed off, telling hospital and ASP managers they had to apply the plan of the Region allocating beds to Covid patients but they didn’t, they did not have the attributes to impose themselves on some doctors. Because the truth is that there are doctors who are sacrificing themselves by giving their souls in this emergency and there are those who do not want to take care of these patients in order to continue to manage patients in intramoenia “.

«Those audio- adds La Rocca- were one stimulus to accelerate the activation of new Covid seats. There was also the inability of some managers to establish themselves within their own hospitals even at the cost of displeasing those doctors who did not want to transform their wards from ordinary to Covid ».

“While I was home for Covid, I noticed that some hospital managers had been doing nothing for three weeks, yet they should have applied the Region’s plan for the activation of Covid beds. On November 4th I sent those audios in the chat, two days later, having the negative swab, I went around some hospitals in Palermo, I found 100 places in one day ».

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