Surgeon 'insults gay patient'

Near Varese

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 7 - An Italian surgeon allegedly insulted a gay patient during an operation in the operating theatre of a hospital near Varese in northern Italy in March, according to a complaint from a colleague made public Tuesday.
    The Varese chapter of the Italian doctors' guild said it was looking into the alleged case and would take "stiff sanctions" if it turned out to be true.
    The alleged incident took place at Cittiglio.
    The head of the Italian federation of surgical and dental doctors guilds (FNOMCEO), Filippo Agnelli, said "if this case turns out to be true it is extremely serious".
    He said "we understand that some doctors may be suffering from COVID burnout but that is no excuse," he added. (ANSA).


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