Lazio hacker attack, reservations are skipped for all medical visits. Blocks also for home care for the frail and disabled

Lazio hacker attack, reservations are skipped for all medical visits. Blocks also for home care for the frail and disabled
Lazio hacker attack, reservations are skipped for all medical visits. Blocks also for home care for the frail and disabled

Bookings for specialist and outpatient diagnostic visits, but also all extra-sanitary services connected. What does it mean: stop booking blood tests, allergic, biopsies, endoscopic, radiological or instrumental investigations such as Tac e resonances magnetic. The whole is blocked in synthesis part administrative, today almost entirely (especially since the pandemic made him take off smart working) declined in digital form. You can proceed in the old way, pen and paper in hand, at the local health authorities and general practitioners. It is one of the consequences of the hacker attack suffered by the computer system of the Lazio Region and which in the first analysis concerned the Ced, A data processing and booking center for anti Covid vaccines, but it has also sent everyone into a tailspin IT services connected to regional servers. The result is that in the health facilities and Asl del Lazio they have been stopped since Sunday Cup e Recup of the regional health system, or the centers for booking visit and exams.

Concern for the disabled and the frail – To worry most are the urgent needs for some particularly fragile categories and for which the functioning of the health service it is essential. As was the case with the eight-year-old, Sirius, suffering from spastic quadriparesis and cerebral paralysis and whose history was reported by his mother on social media. It is about reservations, with consequent withdrawal, of prostheses and cannulas and others instruments for those subjected to forced feeding, respirators, cardioprotective systems. The block invests unexpectedly disabled severe and very serious who are in integrated home care, including those with paresis spastica. “All the Cad (Home Care Center) is stopped for those in need support constant and at home – he explains Umberto Gialloreti, president of the regional council for disabilities and handicaps -. Normally the service works well: on the prescription of the specialist doctor, the family member of the disabled person refers to his ASL as necessary and within a few days he contacted to collect everything “. However, the process has been digital for years and “now the system is at a standstill and many problems are occurring, we hope that it can really resume as soon as possible”, adds Gialloreti. Another question, which could arise in the next few days, concerns the nurses and health care personnel who offer home care. The attack “also blocked the billing systems and there could be problems in the payment of salaries to operators for a long time”, underlines the president of the consultation. The cyber attack, which is still in progress, is therefore having consequences on the entire system connected to services sanitary due to the blocking of all files entering and leaving the Ced. The regional computer system, at the moment, is off and “above all it is not possible to turn it back on to avoid the spread of further damage”, clarified yesterday Gypsies.

The assurances of D’Amato and Zingaretti – The hope of the Lazio Health Councilor, Alessio D’Amato, is that the Cup and Recup services may be operational again this week. It is estimated that the situation can be reported to normality in about ten days even if the attack is hard and still ongoing, and it could take a longer time. In the meantime, within 72 hours, the reservations for vaccines but “reservations are suspended for specialistic examinations outpatient and payment of tickets, which should resume within the week. On the other hand, that concerns the network of emergency and urgency ”, explained D’Amato. “A suspended system activity is underway to migrate essential services to external clouds and make them operational as soon as possible”, said the governor of Lazio yesterday. Nicola Gypsies, which in these hours confirmed the start of the transfer of vaccination data to external platforms. Zingaretti reassured: “No data has been stolen” and “the data is in safety”.

Covid vaccines – The services of the country anti Covid. Reservations for vaccines and tampons, green pass issue. On a regional basis for vaccines, 500,000 bookings have already been registered until 13 August and it is hoped that everything will be back by that date. The reservations for vaccines they will resume within 72 hours. The repercussions, however, could be felt next week in the pharmacy circuit. “Pharmacies in Lazio have regularly continued to carry out both swabs and vaccines – explains Eugenio Leopardi, president of Federfarma Lazio -. The overload, more than anything else, was administrative: both towards users and towards the regional body we must operate in paper form ”. The problem is with the new bookings that are operated on a weekly basis in pharmacies where the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is dispensed. “Until the end week we will proceed with the reservations already made – continues Leopardi -, if the system is not unlocked in these hours, however, we will not have reservations for next week and we will proceed only with the so-called benches“, That is, those who show up at the end of the day and take advantage of the advanced doses. Furthermore, at the moment, with the systems blocked, “it is not possible to cancel an appointment already made, but the excess doses should be minimal as there is an increase in those who approach the vaccine in the age group between 40 and 50 years old and that until now they had not done request and introduce themselves to end of the day”.

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