Monday, September 27, 2021

Italy suspends employment and salaries of 420 doctors and nurses without vaccination against COVID-19

Rome – Milan’s health authorities, in the north Italy, Today, Wednesday sent 420 letters of suspension of employment and salary to doctors and nurses without vaccination COVID-19 From the Lombardy region, reported the newspaper “Corire della Serra”.

The letters were sent to 120 doctors and 300 nurses in public and private centers in Milan and the nearby municipality of Lodi, where officials estimate 3,000 healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, physiotherapists, veterinarians or psychologists, have not been vaccinated against the deadly virus.

Italian law makes vaccination against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus mandatory for workers in the health sector, while the government Mario Draghi Study whether it should be made mandatory for the whole country or for some regions.

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The president of the National Federation of Doctors, Filippo Anelli, recently denounced that Italy has “about 1,500 illiterate doctors: about 1,000 of these continue to practice the profession. They make up about 70% of those who There is no vaccination”.

He acknowledged that he was a minority out of a total of 460,000 doctors, but still invited them to vaccinate and follow the law.

Italy has been one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, reporting a large number of deaths and a series of virus waves during more than a year of emergency. According to the data portal of Johns Hopkins UniversityThe European country has so far registered more than 4.5 million infections and over 129,000 deaths.

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Italy suspends employment and salaries of 420 doctors and nurses without vaccination against COVID-19
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