Rome, 21 June 2021 – Two months after the decree that introduced theanti-Covid vaccination obligation for healthcare professionals the first suspensions by the ASL arrived. “Today we have given indications to all territorial orders that, in the presence of an assessment by the ASL of unvaccinated health workers and doctors, ope legis Suspension of the doctor and his activity until he has carried out the anti-Covid vaccination and in any case no later than 31 December “. This is what the president of the National Federation of doctors orders, Filippo Anelli.
The rule attributes “to the health authority the verification of the non-observance of the vaccination obligation from which derives the suspension ex lege from the exercise of the health profession and from the performance of the working activity. to the employer and to the professional associations so that they take note of it and adopt the provisions and measures of competence “. At that point “the suspension is immediately communicated to the interested party by the professional Order. From the above it is clear that once the ASL assessment document has been received, the Order and, specifically, the competent Register Commission must promptly adopt a Commission resolution having the character of mere acknowledgment of the suspension of the professional concerned, reporting the relevant annotation in the Register “. Lastly, the Order “must notify the interested party of the effects which derive from the ASL assessment act which consist in temporary suspension from the exercise of the profession until the vaccination obligation is fulfilled or anyway no later than 31 December 2021. In the aforementioned communication, it must also be highlighted that against the suspension provision, only administrative appeal to the TAR within 60 days is allowed. from the date of notification “.
In total, the health professionals who, even today, have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus are 2.3% of over 1.9 million healthcare workers who work in Italy. And now, 2 months after the vaccination obligation, the professional associations, hospitals and RSAs have provided – or are still providing – names of all doctors and nurses who refused to be vaccinated.
L‘Emilia Romagna is the region where health workers no-vax are more numerous, over 14 thousand equal to almost 8% of the total, follows the Sicily with 9,214 equal to 6.5% of the medical or nursing staff, and then the Puglia with 9 thousand employees, equal to 6.5% of the total. As the case of Brindisi shows, the Puglia it is a region that immediately took action to identify operators not yet immunized. And together with the suspensions imposed there are also the first ones appeal cases against these sanctions. But a few days ago the sentence of a labor judge which gave reason to the RSA ‘Villa Belvedere’ of Crocetta del Montello (Treviso) with respect to the appeal presented by 5 of its no-vax operators suspended from work.
On the phenomenon of over 45 thousand no-vax employees in health facilities spoke today with a tweet Roberto Burioni, virologist of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University of Milan: “Incredible, painful but indispensable for the safety of patients. Perhaps we should guide all these doctors towards a different job, more suitable for them “.
“We have to do one reflection, from the data in the tables of the last report there are some Regions that have zero in the table of unvaccinated health workers, it seems really strange to me – observes Adnkronos Health Pietro Giurdanella, president of the Order of Nurses of the province of Bologna – Then I want to say that it is possible that some colleagues cannot get the anti-Covid vaccine for health reasons, immunosuppressed or haematological patients. In recent months our Order has received several reports of nurses, freelancers, who have had difficulty getting vaccinated, for example those who work for INPS. Having said that we have always said, without ifs and buts, that the vaccine must be done. Regardless of the obligation law, there is one deontology that must be respected “.
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