He had manifested the symptoms of Covid after returning from a holiday in Thailand, but before undergoing the swab, positive, the head of Otolaryngology of the San Martino di Belluno hospital would have continued to work for 6 days in the ward, visiting patients as much as possible. sometimes without a mask and giving rise to the first outbreak of the virus in the hospital. For this reason, the doctor, Roberto Bianchini, 61, is now being investigated by the Belluno prosecutor for aggravated culpable epidemic.
The reconstruction – The story dates back to the beginning of the pandemic, towards the end of February. Bianchini – local newspapers reported – had returned to the hospital after a trip to Thailand, from 14 to 24 February. Despite having returned to Italy from an area at risk, the head physician did not remain in prudent fiduciary isolation, but resumed work in the hospital, visiting the nose and throat of dozens of patients.
The outbreak – In the Belluno hospital there was then an outbreak with 4 direct infections, and about a hundred swabs were performed. Invited by the hospital management to report to the Prevention Department, Bianchini explained that he had not had direct contact with the population in the Southeast Asian country, and for this reason he would have been declared “fit” for work.
Positivity – He remained in the ward until March 3, when the symptoms of Covid became clear. So he underwent the swab which turned out positive. Together with Bianchini, the Prosecutor’s Office investigated 4 other doctors from the Belluno hospital for forgery, who in various ways allegedly “covered” the negligence of his colleague.