San Marino hospital 'denied treatment to Italian'

City state denies newspaper report

(ANSA) - Bologna, October 22 - A San Marino hospital denied treatment to a 17-year-old girl who injured her knees in a motorbike accident on Saturday, on the grounds that she was a foreigner, Il Resto del Carlino newspaper reported Monday.
    The social security institute in the tiny city state between Bologna and Rimini denied the report.
    "The State hospital of San Marino does not deny treatment to anyone," it said.
    "The Republic of San Marino does not enact any 'health and humanitarian apartheid'," it said, citing numerous case in which San Marino ambulances operated outside its borders and "the fact that never has a patient of any nationality, brought by Italian ambulances, been refused".
   

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