February 28, 2024

Good advice of the week: no coke on job for doctors

Don’t snort cocaine on the job, Italian hospital director says

The director of a hospital in
Italy sent a memo to doctors and nurses asking them to refrain from snorting
cocaine while on duty, according to the ANSA news agency. Director Giuseppe Di
Maria faces possible disciplinary action after sending the memo to medical
staff at the Santa Catarina Novella di Galatina Hospital near Lecce in southern
Italy. The memo was sent following anonymous tip-offs. Social services chiefs
opened an internal inquiry into the incident and
reported it to the office of the local prosecutor.

Director of social affairs Guido
Scoditti said he had no choice but to refer the matter to authorities. “The
director of the hospital has certainly made an error; he should not have sent
this memo; he should have informed me directly,” he said. ”The alleged
consumption of cocaine in a hospital environment should certainly not be dealt
with in this way.” ~ ABC News, Dec 12

Jared Yee
professional conduct