The Milan Prosecutor’s Office in northern Italy began an investigation into “guilty epidemic” and “culpable homicide” against the director general of the Pio Albergo Trivulzio nursing home, Giuseppe Calicchio, to investigate him for the deaths of at least 100 people with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. The president of the Instituto Superior de Sanidad (ISS), Silvio Brusaferro, reported at a press conference that 1822 people died of coronavirus in nursing homes in the Lombardy region alone.
The Italian government had announced that it will send inspectors to the geriatrics to “check” the conditions of the elderly living there, after several adult residences, especially in the Lombardy region, suffered dozens of coronavirus victims. “I would await the conclusions of the inspectors. But one thing is certain: where there is fragility or critical situations there are more risks and it is fair to go to control,” said Deputy Minister of Health Pierpaolo Sileri. “Milan is not the only case in Italy: there are similar situations near Catanzaro, in Sicily, and in the Lazio region,” the official added. In this note: