Lazio Regionals, Rinaldi and Pecorelli on Sky TG24: “Health at the heart of our programs”

Comparison between the candidates of Unione Popolare and PCI for the presidency of the Lazio Region: they underlined how the management of public health is an absolutely central factor for them, they reiterated their no to new waste-to-energy plants and reflected on the Expo hypothesis in Rome in 2030

Healthcare first. Interviewed by Sky TG24, Rosa Rinaldi and Sonia Pecorelli, presidential candidates for the Lazio region respectively for the Unione Popolare and the Italian Communist Party, underlined that there is only one factor that voters will have to take into adequate consideration on 12 and 13 February, when there will be elections. “Health care is one of the great issues on which we will have to decide which way to go: the health emergency has exposed the incapacity of the public and the violent privatization of the sector”, declared the candidate of the Popular Union. “The way we treat the public sector is certainly important: the health emergency has confronted us with problems, but we must not forget to guarantee the right to health”, added the PCI challenger.

Autonomy is linked to inequality

With regard to the reform of regional institutions desired by Minister Roberto Calderoli, the two candidates seem to be in agreement. “We are strongly against it because in this way inequalities would considerably increase. Already today there are health pilgrimages, which would grow dramatically with the reform. Then, moreover, the health emergency has highlighted how Lombardy itself has found itself with bare hands have to face the problem. For this reason we must remember that certain matters may also be regional, but the principles are always national,” Rinaldi highlighted. A figure with which Pecorilli also agrees: “Autonomy would accentuate the differences between citizens of different regions and the imagined presidential reform would be a further problem: in this way it would affect 23 matters, increasing the gap between citizens and institutions”.