A renowned Italian doctor and head of the medical association in the northern Italian region of Varese, Roberto Stella has died from coronavirus.
The 67-year-old who was the president of the Medical Guild of Varese, died on Tuesday in Como, where he was hospitalized for respiratory failure due to coronavirus.
In a statement, Italy’s National Federation of Doctors and General Practitioners mourned Stella’s death, highlighting his contributions on a national level. They added that they hope the government will take notice of the dangers Italian doctors and nurses are facing.
According to Italy’s state-run ANSA, his death was confirmed in a statement by Italy’s National Federation of Doctors and General Practitioners.
“He was the example of the capability and hard work of family doctors,” said Silvestro Scotti, national secretary of the federation, said in a statement released Wednesday.
“His death represents the outcry of all colleagues who still today are not equipped with the proper individual protection needed.”
Stella was a well-respected general practitioner both at the local and national level.