“SUMS was surprised to learn from the press, the news of the statements made by representatives of a political party on an alleged privatization of San Marino health, in which SUMS itself would be involved. Therefore SUMS considers it necessary to provide citizens with the necessary information regarding the activities that Sodalizio is developing to achieve the implementation of projects and interventions having, such as the improvement of elderly social and health services, as already stated in the main objective “.
You report it there SUMS in a press release. “As per the statute, the association has” an apolitical character, its main purpose is the promotion of initiatives based on brotherhood and civic harmony, in order both to enhance cultural and mutual aid among its members, and to support initiatives of solidarity social and general interest aimed at the San Marino community “.
In this context, the President and the Board of Directors have set up a special internal Commission to study and promote projects in favor of the elderly in particular. Some general ideas have already been identified, but still to be developed in a project to be shared with internal ISS representatives, thus verifying with them the possible synergies with the activities of the San Marino health system. In fact, the Executive Committee of the ISS identified a few months ago the various professional figures within the hospital delegated to this comparison, with whom the SUMS Commission began a set. Among the ideas proposed by SUMS, the “Home-based Multidimensional Geriatric Assessment” was studied, aimed at examining the elderly patient in his home environment to frame and treat the various pathologies in progress and identify and define, through the evaluation of a series of parameters (motor, functional and cognitive), a therapeutic and assistance path that tends to rehabilitation and to endure the person’s self-sufficiency as long as possible.
Therefore, it is a bad example of an instrumental political distortion of truth. Precisely because, on the other hand, it has already been clarified to the internal referents of the ISS that the SUMS will instead take care of every economic aspect for the provision of the service, even if obviously we proceed to the realization of what is still only an idea at the study . The history of SUMS and its constant social role (from its constitution in 1876, passing through the long presidency of Pietro Franciosi) would be enough for the accusations of these hours to be the most distant statutory and operational intentions of SUMS. The SUMS is embittered by these leaks of information (moreover informal) from the work and professional sphere of a hospital ward, but above all it hopes that the misrepresentation of this news can be considered only a mere misunderstanding.
The SUMS, certainly already in favor of the birth of “SOCIAL SECURITY”, as were all the political parties at the time of the unanimous approval of the founding law of 1955, invites all political forces to consider health and social security a common good and as such not to make it a political battleground and even more not to involve this historical association in useless polemics. Not only that, but SUMS is always available to anyone who is interested, even in the future, in clarifying any situations, even before using the channels of media controversy “.
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