(ANSA) – ANCONA, MAY 19 – Fabio Ridolfi, the 46-year-old from Fermignano (Pesaro Urbino) immobilized in bed for an irreversible disease for 18 years, who yesterday launched an appeal for medically assisted suicide “falls within the parameters established by the Council in Cappato-Dj Fabo ruling to be able to access medical aid on death “, according to the opinion of the Marche Region Ethics Committee. This was announced by the Luca Coscioni association, underlining that “he is the second Italian after ‘Mario’ (a 43-year-old paraplegic) to have obtained the green light for aid in suicide”. The opinion dates back to April 8, but it was delivered to Fabio only after yesterday’s appeal, accompanied by a video in which he is seen using an eye pointer, the only means by which he can communicate. According to the Luca Coscioni association, “despite repeated reminders, someone in Asur Marche had ‘forgotten’, for 40 days, to communicate it to Fabio Ridolfi” who had been waiting for him for two months, after undergoing the scheduled medical examinations. “It is unacceptable that the Italian State, and specifically the Marche Region, kept a document of such relevance and urgency in the drawer for 40 days”, commented Filomena Gallo, lawyer and secretary of the Luca Coscioni Association, underlining that the document however it is “incomplete, because it says nothing about the methods of implementation and the drug to be used so that Fabio’s will can finally be respected”. (HANDLE).