The head of the medical association in the northern Italian region of Varese, has passed away from coronavirus.
Roberto Stella, 67, was the president of the Medical Guild of Varese. He died Tuesday night in Como, where he was hospitalized for respiratory failure due to coronavirus, Italy’s state-run ANSA reported.
His death was confirmed in a statement issued 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.”