In Lombardy the commitment of nurses, paid or volunteers, in the campaign anti Covid vaccinations unleashes it clash between the union and the Ats. It was to open the fight Antonio De Palma, national president of Nursing Up, the union of the nursing professions, who criticized the public notice of the Lombard Ats to create a list of volunteer doctors and nurses for the anti Covid vaccination. A notice that, according to the trade unionist, would be a attempt to find professionals who “work on a voluntary basis, and therefore for free” in place of those paid, which should arrive with the national announcement of Commissioner Domenico Arcuri.
The Lombard Ats replied denying this reconstruction and explaining that the announcement “integrates and does not replace that of the extraordinary Commissioner Arcuri” and “is aimed at creating a list and arises from the need to regulate the service, following the numerous requests received by the Lombardy Region from doctors and nurses, even retired, who have expressed their willingness to participate in the campaign as volunteers “.
The search for volunteers started, explain the companies for the protection of health, “following the numerous requests received by the Lombardy Region from doctors and nurses, even retired, who have expressed their willingness to participate in the campaign as volunteers” .
The union’s rejoinder this morning: “Nursing Up is not at all opposed to volunteer campaigns to support the weight of delicate battles, such as the one in progress, where we all fight, united by the same cause, to support the health of citizens”. But, De Palma insists, “in fact there are still thousands of nurses to call to create the ‘ideal team’ numerically ready to start the vaccination campaign for citizens, which will bring us, (until yesterday at least it was hoped), by the end year, to mass immunity “.