The pandemic emergency “has caused many colleagues to flee from hospitals who have anticipated retirement. We are left in 7 thousand and I do not think that with these numbers we can recover the million of interventions that are estimated to have been postponed or canceled due to the pandemic, 100 thousand only in oncology “. Pierluigi Marini, president of Acoi, the Italian Hospital Surgeons Association, reports it to Adnkronos Salute. “We need to move immediately”, warns Marini, “anesthesiologists and nurses are also needed. We cannot waste more time because the long-term effect of these postponed interventions could be even worse than Covid”. “We need investments in the training of our young medical graduates because no one wants to be a surgeon anymore, while before there was a queue to enter the operating theaters – recalls Marini – Young people are frightened by the professional risk and the medico-legal dispute. stimulating the trainees with training courses, we must find fresh energy because we need young doctors but also good ones. This means – he concludes – to train them well with the prospect of insertion in the surgical rooms because they must be able to gain experience in the field “.