Two months after the decree that establishes the obligation of vaccination for health professionals, the first suspensions arrive. As reported by Adnkronos, the ASL have begun to apply sanctions on personnel who refuse the injection against Sars-CoV-2. However, professional associations, hospitals and RSA have not yet finished communicating the names of all the doctors and nurses of their respective structures.
No vax health workers: the order of doctors intervenes
“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 doctor’s suspension and to his activity until he has carried out the anti-Covid vaccination and in any case no later than 31 December “.
So to Ansa the president of the National Federation of Medical Orders, Filippo Anelli, with reference to the suspensions initiated by the Local Health Authorities.
First suspensions of no vax health workers: the data
According to the latest data reported by the commissioner for the Covid-19 emergency, in Italy there are 45.753 thousand out of 1.9 million health workers “waiting for the first dose or single dose” of the vaccine, 2.3% of the total.
Five employees of the Brindisi health company were suspended without salary in May, but there are also those who appeal as other five health workers of the RSA ‘Villa Belvedere’ of Crocetta del Montello (Treviso), to whom the labor judge given reason.
Among the regions with the most vaccine-free health workers, theEmilia Romagna where over 14 thousand have not yet received the anti-Covid injection, about 8% of the total, then Sicily with 9,214 (6.5%) and Puglia with 9 thousand (6.5%).
“We must reflect, 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 – observed 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 this we have always said, without ifs and buts, that ithe vaccine must be done. Regardless of the law on obligation, there is a deontology that must be respected. ” Giurdanella emphasized again.
First suspensions of no vax health workers: Burioni’s comment
The news was also commented on Twitter by virologist Roberto Burioni: “Incredible, painful but essential for the safety of patients. Perhaps all these doctors should be guided towards a different job, more suitable for them“.
“When I call for severe measures against the unvaccinated (by choice) I am attacked violently by people on the far right. I am amazed because the first ‘modern’ vaccine was made mandatory in Italy in 1939 (diphtheria) ”, the professor of the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan recalled in another tweet.
Virgil News | 21-06-2021 17:13
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