Government and regions reach agreement on healthcare issue

(AGI) Roma, Sept 11 - Neither the Italian central governmentnor the regional authorities wish to implement healthcare cuts,though both sides agree that wastefulness must be dealth with,sources within the prime minister's residence of Chigi Palacesaid on Thursday. Representatives of the regions condemned theidea of linear cuts to healthcare at a joint conference, but aswift response from Chigi Palace denied that such cuts werebeing considered. "I have taken note of it with great pleasure,even though we're still dealing with press reports. We did wellto address the issue", the president of the Conference

(AGI) Roma, Sept 11 - Neither the Italian central governmentnor the regional authorities wish to implement healthcare cuts,though both sides agree that wastefulness must be dealth with,sources within the prime minister's residence of Chigi Palacesaid on Thursday. Representatives of the regions condemned theidea of linear cuts to healthcare at a joint conference, but aswift response from Chigi Palace denied that such cuts werebeing considered. "I have taken note of it with great pleasure,even though we're still dealing with press reports. We did wellto address the issue", the president of the Conference ofRegions, Sergio Chiamparino, told reporters. . .