“Today is a particular Friday: Friday has always been complicated for me because ordinances are signed for the Regions, but this is the first Friday since last autumn in which I will not be called to sign ordinances: Italy is all white and there have been no changes to the status quo, so I will not need to sign other ordinances ”. This was reported by the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, during a speech on the sidelines of the “Ripartiamo” initiative on the occasion of the National Day for health and well-being in cities.
Hope: “We need great caution”
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“Today’s numbers in the control room are very encouraging”, continued Speranza. “It is the photograph of a country with a much improved epidemiological picture, a consequence of the vaccination campaign that remains the fundamental weapon to get behind this season. “, Then added the minister. But it is not the time to let our guard down, he warned.” I continue to ask for maximum caution and the numbers tell us that the path of gradualness is the right one “, explained Speranza.” We are still inside this battle and great caution is needed. It takes graduality because the game is still open and woe to think otherwise. “The parameters related to the health situation, confirmed the minister, have all improved, with an incidence rate lower than 10 and the transmissibility index Rt dropped to 0.63. Without forgetting that, in recent weeks, there has been a clear reduction in the number of infections and the occupancy of beds in therapy nsiva and medical area.
The reform of the Ssn
In reference, then, to the upcoming reform of the National Health Service (NHS), the minister said that we must “definitively close the season of cuts because the NHS is the greatest asset we have”. According to Speranza, “today there are the conditions for this”. The fundamental pivot of the change, he stressed, “is that of the territory and the key word of the NHS reform is ‘proximity’, for this reason we are making available 4 billion euros for strengthen home care. ”To reach the goal, concluded the Minister of Health,“ we need a great Country Pact, with the role of mayors which is fundamental ”.