“In order to go to the aid of the” private and accredited social and health structures “which complain of a difficulty in finding the availability of nurses, it is considered possible to resort to the temporary assignment of nursing staff by the ASL”.
This is what the Puglia Region communicates in a circular sent to the general managers of the ASL, thus responding to the requests and protests of the associations of categories of the Apulian RSA, which in recent months have repeatedly complained of having “suffered a sudden depletion of nurses in due to the increased need for these professionals in the local health authorities due to the pandemic “.
In order to make the contents of the circular operational, the regional council will have to “approve a draft agreement governing relations between the parties”.
Again to meet the needs of these structures, in the circular signed by the Director of the Health Department Vito Montanaro and the regional councilor Pier Luigi Lopalco, the possibility, until 31 December 2021, of hiring temporary nurses who “have obtained the professional qualification abroad”, on the basis of a national law approved in March 2020, extends to RSAs “involved in the Covid emergency” as part of the measures related to the health emergency.
“Unless otherwise read by the Ministry of Health – specifies the Region – with which a specific dialogue will be activated”.
Antonio Perruggini, president of Welfare a Levante “, an association that represents over one hundred structures, expresses” satisfaction with the decision taken by the Region, hoping that the turning point that has been invoked for some time has now come to fruition “.