Sunday, March 19, 2023 – “The data that emerged from the Gimbe survey on health migration confirms the numerous shortcomings of the regional health system repeatedly denounced by the Public Function of the CGIL of Potenza.
In Basilicata, as in the rest of the regions of Southern Italy, the figure stands at 83.4% with a negative balance, between debts and credits, of 62.4 million euros, judged to be moderate by the Foundation and a per capita balance negative of 115 euros, which makes Basilicata bring up the rear. Private structures provide less than 20% of the total value of mobility (8.1%)”.
The general secretary of the Fp CGIL, Giuliana Pia Scaranobelieves that “a trend that is certainly increasing and probably also underestimated if we consider the low mobility on the national territory in the two years of the pandemic.
We wonder at what stage the Regional Operational Plan for the recovery of waiting lists approved in September last year is and how many of the estimated overall benefits were actually recovered by 31 December 2022.
The one reported in the September document is an enormous amount: 6769 hospital admissions, 218,875 outpatient services, 40,602 outpatient screening services.
Instead of investing in and strengthening the public regional system, – argues Scarano – the risk is to ferry our regional health care towards the private sector, in the face of citizens who have increasingly difficult access to treatment. A worrying picture, especially in the light of the now approved Calderoli bill on differentiated autonomy which, with the applause of the Basilicata Region as well, will create an insurmountable gap in terms of treatment and the right to health between the South and the rest of the country.
We need a strong investment in local medicine, starting from prevention and integrated home care. The Pnrr must be a great opportunity to change the relationship between public and private services. Despite the availability of tools and economic resources as has never happened in past years, there is a risk of the collapse of Lucan health care.
We need to go back to planning, also through three-year plans for personnel needs based on the detection of epidemiological needs and epidemic risks, giving stability to the many precarious health workers – for whose recruitment the possibility of derogation from the expenditure ceilings on recruitment could also be used of personnel linked to the Pnrr – to put an end to the critical issues still present: from passive migration to waiting lists, from personnel shortages to working conditions, from the role of the San Carlo hospital to that of the two local health authorities and the Crob institute for treatment and research in Rionero.
We will fight and fight for the full implementation of article 32 of the Constitution, for a public and universal health service” concludes Scarano.