Doctor accused of killing two patients on Covid ward in bid to free up beds

It has been reported that a doctor was arrested on suspicion of murdering two patients in a Covid infirmary to “release beds”.

Carlo Mosca, 47, is accused of giving lethal doses of anesthetics to two patients in Lombardy, Italy last March.

According to prosecutors, nurses suspected him of killing 61-year-old Natale Bassi and 80-year-old Angelo Paletti in WhatsApp messages.

He is believed to have killed her “to make beds” in the A&E department he was responsible for and is now under house arrest at his Mantua home, The Times reports.

Another three deaths are currently under investigation by investigators after allegations that Mosca may have altered the medical records of his alleged victims.

He is reported to have denied all allegations and says they are “unfounded”.

Court documents reportedly administered succinylcholine and propofol to the doctor, both of which were used on the ward to anesthetize Covid patients so they could be intubated.

Prosecutors reportedly said the patients were never intubated and that Mosca had no reason to be anesthetized.

An anonymous complaint was reportedly filed in late April and prosecutors received WhatsApp texts showing how Mosca tried to work with nurses with him.

When he found out he was being examined, he reportedly asked the nurses to “agree on an appropriate version of the story” and “encourage them to clarify untruths”.

In addition to murder, Mosca is charged with falsifying the alleged victims’ health records.

The doctor is said to have “processed the clinical data in such a way that the patient appears incurable and therefore does not arouse suspicion,” said the court files.

Mosca, who has been suspended from his duties, says he never administered the anesthetics and that he would never take his life but save it.

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