The Interior Minister Piantedosi had announced a mapping of the healthcare facilities with the highest incidence of episodes of violence. I am at least 5 thousand episodes of threats, injuries, assaults in hospitals in the last 3 yearsin particular this occurs in the Emergency Department.
Here then is one amendment in the bill bills decree approved in committee of the Chamber, which contains the provision of fixed police posts at health facilities: “At public hospitals and those affiliated with an emergency-urgency service”, in consideration of the “user area and the level of risk of the structure”, fixed positions of the State Police can be set up for the “protection of order and public safety”, prevention and repression of crimes, and to “ensure the safety” of health workers.
According to Minister of Health Schillaciquestioned in January when Piantedosi announced his intention to strengthen security, what remains fundamental is to “decongest” the emergency rooms. “Perhaps it is the most important measure. It is essential – Schillaci specified – that the sick arrive at the emergency room only when they really need it. There is only one road: territorial medicine. Until today it has been the weak link in our health system, but now it is essential to strengthen it, upgrade it, retrain it. There must be other places where those who are ill receive first aid»”