“I was ready to work in the hospital after retirement, but in bureaucratic language they told me no.”
So he says Anthony Badiouamyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) expert and former director of cardiorespiratory rehabilitation at Aste Lariana Hospital, regrets that he can no longer make his contribution to the hospital where he worked all his life.
“I retired last month – explains the doctor – and yet I made myself available to the hospital. They responded to me with two densely written pages in a purely bureaucratic style, ideal for setting the record straight. A complicated letter that discourages anyone from making any further commitment. I was thinking of a few hours for each VAT number or some form of cooperation. I think this is a shame, because often many projects and surgeries depend directly on specialists who have followed them for years and without them there is a risk of losing the pieces. I am confident that Asst Lariana would like to continue to provide “Its entire offering, including the ALS Center. As a retiree, I would gladly support my colleagues.” Badiou will remain close to patients’ families in his personal capacity.
In fact, once they reach retirement age, many of Como’s chief medical officers leave the public system and provide exactly the same services to the region in private centres. Thus pieces of the Lariana Asst migrated several times to its affiliated structures, in the city or in remote areas.
In the capital, for example, centers such as Auxologico, recently opened in Camerlata, or in the past the Cummins Diagnostic Center, have absorbed retired employees.
“It is sad to lose resources – says Badiou – doctors like me have given everything to the health care system of Como since the old days of Santana. Today there is a shortage of white coats, and outgoing professionals should also be appreciated.”
In the reply letter submitted to Paddeu by Asst Lariana (signed by the General Manager Fabio Banfi Director of Public and Legal Affairs Gabriella Ceraulo) The former hospital company basically explains to the doctor that due to the limitations of the MADIA Act, it is not possible to award compensation to white coats in management positions who have now retired. However, free cooperation on a voluntary basis would be possible. It is an option that, according to the doctor, would not allow him to be truly included in healthcare projects.
Prohibitions of the law
“Asst Lariana would certainly have benefited from the cooperation of Dr. Paddeu – explains the former hospital company – but the Madia Decree has long introduced a series of prohibitions and precise restrictions regarding the granting of assignments to retired individuals. It prohibits in particular all managerial, administrative, academic or advisory functions. Exception “Assignments and collaborations provided free of charge, with reimbursement for only documented expenses and lasting no more than one year are prohibited by law. However, it was not possible to pursue this hypothesis because Dr. Badiou ruled out this model.”
The assistant ensures the commitment to give continuity to the department in which Badiou worked.