Italian police arrested a 47-year-old doctor on suspicion of allegedly administering lethal doses of anesthesia in the COVID ward.
According to local news reports, police apprehended the physician on the basis of suspicion that he murdered two separate patients. And that was so he could free up beds in the very overwhelmed COVID-19 ward at an Italian hospital.
Identified by authorities as 47-year-old Carlo Mosca, reports revealed how the incident took place in March. Moreover, the patients were two elderly individuals who included 61-year-old Natale Bassi and 80-year-old Angelo Paletti at Lombardy A&E.
In addition, news reports talked about how they traced the incident through WhatsApp conversations between nurses who accused him of killing patients, just so he could free up beds.
Currently, Carlo Mosca is under house arrest in Mantua. He denied all the murder claims put up against him. Moreover, he calls them baseless at the same time too.
Other local media agencies talked about how the doctor allegedly carried out the murders during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Italy was one of the world’s most affected countries when it came to the death rates from the deadly virus.
Prosecutors claim that Mosca intentionally administered large doses of anesthetics to each of the two elderly patients in Lombardy. They went on to add how the nurses of the COVID ward referred to the doctor as crazy for killing the patients to free up the ward’s beds that he was reportedly in charge of.
Now, police are also investigating another 3 deaths after reported claims of the doctor altering medical records of his victims, just so he could cover up his tracks.
The legal documents mention that Mosca gave succinylcholine and propofol, which were both used to numb the Covid patients, so they could be intubated. But in this case, those two patients that died were never intubated in the first place. Hence, the doctor had no specific reason to use anesthesia in the first place.
Prosecutors also allege that the doctor requested his colleagues to leave the room, and that’s when he went on administering the drugs.
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