CASTROVILLARI (CS) – “Here we go again: the hospital “Spoke” by Castrovillari continue to lose pieces. If, months ago, the Pediatrics risked having to close its doors as nurses were reduced to a few units, now, the criticality also affects the Birth point“. To throw the alarm is the group leader in the Regional Council of “De Magistris Presidente”, Ferdinando Laghi who explains how the reason, this time “is due to lack of doctors: i senior executives currently in service I’m 6 but – highlights Laghi -, starting from October, one doctor will be retired, another will be transferred to the hospital of Cosenza as winner of the competition and another, a few days later, will be suspended as per communication from the Human Resources Office of the Asp. The remaining number of white coats available, ie 3 units (one of which with night work service limitations) would, with all evidence, be insufficient to guarantee the continuation of the internal guard 24 hours a day as well as assistance to the parties of the Complex Unit of Obstetrics and Gynecology. A disastrous “domino effect“Which would create further, very serious inconveniences for the population of the whole territory”.
«An umpteenth appeal in the last ones was launched with an email from head of pediatrics, Riccardo Scudo to the Asp of Cosenza and to the health management of the “Ferrari” in which the same represents the scenario that could arise from now on: unless effective measures are adopted, the fundamental garrisona reference point for the entire Pollino area and beyond, will not be able to continue to offer the usual services due to the impossibility of guaranteeing the 24-hour shifts of medical staff “.
«The populations of the Pollino – finally concludes Laghi – are tired of witnessing the continuous attempt to rob their fundamental rights, primarily that of health. Therefore I hope that the top management of the provincial health authority will intervene with extreme urgency in order to ensure adequate staffing at the birthplace of Castrovillari, so as to avoid its closure, and all the dramatic consequences that would ensue ».
According to what emerged, however, the risk is a consequence of the shortage of doctors in pediatrics and not for the point of birth. In fact, the news released by Laghi has generated concern among the population..