“Our electricity bill went from 5.6 million to 11.5 million. An increase difficult to sustain. We must close the budget in balance. How will we do it? We certainly cannot cut services or stop using energy sources, which are essential for the operation of machinery and departments. I can’t turn off a CT scan. We will have big problems ”. To sound the alarm for the dear energy is the general director of the Cardarelli hospital in Naples, Antonio D’Amore, who spoke this morning on Radio Club91, during the program Barba e Capelli.
“As with the pandemic, the energy crisis took us a little by surprise. We weren’t good at programming. There were margins to rely on renewable sources on our own, perhaps using solar panels. But if we start now, it will take at least a year and we would save 30% in any case. A very serious crisis is expected, to which an answer will have to be found ”, added D’Amore.
The director of the Cardarelli hospital also spoke about the state of the emergency room, in the past at the center of much controversy. “We no longer have stretchers in the facility and we are reorganizing everything in an optimal way. There remains the question of very numerous accesses, only yesterday we had over two hundred. Unfortunately, an old conception persists, new mechanisms must be equipped. I am not saying in the short term, which is difficult, but at least in the medium term, starting from a new concept of territorial medicine, from a new relationship with local principals. In the meantime, at Cardarelli, we will give a dignified accommodation to the families of patients waiting for the emergency room: a worthy welcome ”.