The blows of the Court of Auditors on Pnrr and healthcare in Calabria, Bruni: “Discuss it in an institutional setting”


By John

“On the occasion of the inauguration of the judicial year of the accounting judiciary, the Attorney General of the Court of Auditors, Ermenegildo Palma, was faced with the thankless task of returning, once again, to the existence of the well-known critical issues which concern our Region above all in matters of health, public works, and implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan”. This is what he says the regional councilor of the Democratic Party, Amalia Bruni.

“In the report illustrated on Friday 23 February, Palma drew attention to the fact that consciously using the huge financial resources available to the regional territory presupposes both a far-sighted and realistic vision in planning and the availability of technical skills in the implementation . Things in which the regional administration does not shine, so much so that, explains the prosecutor, the citations compared to last year have remained unchanged.

As a professional in the sector, it is immediate for me to highlight the problems in healthcare management, highlighting the presence of constant precariousness and confusion generated first of all by the presence of numerous commissioners within the regional healthcare companies. As well as the lack of control and clear directives, which generated chaos between the Department and Company Zero.

Even though three years have passed, the situation has not been resolved. And after so much emphasis, the 2022 final budgets adopted in June 2023 have not yet been approved. Double payments, failure to oppose injunctive orders for liquidations already carried out, poor management of the pharmacy, solar and heating systems that do not work despite the millions wasted, failure to comply with savings policies on rents and property management, continuous extensions of essential services. Moreover, the report itself speaks of a widespread omission by the management responsible for the functioning of the company structures of initiatives that are instead mandatory”.

“The picture of the critical issues is completed with the delay in the approval of the budgets and in the planning of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), with particular attention to axis 6 relating to healthcare”, states Bruni, also recalling “the responsibilities of the government due to the confusion between national and regional responsibilities regarding the PNRR. There is an urgency to complete the planning and report on the works by June 2026. And given the serious delays in the implementation of the projects and the countless critical issues – concludes councilor Bruni – it would be appropriate to move the discussion to the institutional fora, to starting from a discussion in the Regional Council to remind the Council and President Occhiuto of their responsibilities”.