“Safeguards and acknowledgments”. The relatives of family doctors and free choice pediatricians who died from Covid, about 140 in Italy, who joined the ‘A mani mani’ association, asked her, because “unlike hospital doctors, dependent on the NHS, these health care categories, from the very beginning at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic and exposed to risks without the most basic protection in the first phase, currently have no protections “, explains to Adnkronos Salute, Gennaro Avano, founder of the association, together to his sister, and the son of a 66-year-old family doctor from the Barra district of Naples, who died of coronavirus in December 2020.
“Inail does not cover us because family doctors are parasubordinate – he explains – and private insurance companies rely on previously signed contracts that do not include Covid among the causes of death due to accidents, which is therefore not eligible for indemnity. In addition – he adds. – not even the Bill n.2350, presented in the Senate – he explains – protects us because in article 2 the following are indicated as categories that are entitled to a one-off allowance in the event of the doctor’s death: spouse, minor children, children adults unable to work, parents, minor siblings, siblings of age unable to work. In this case the wife must be dependent, but most of our mothers – explains Avano – work, and the children are almost all of age, given their age high average of Italian family doctors “.
“For example, we only have an Enpam survivor’s indemnity for my mother and my sister until she turns 26. Nothing else. Our association was created above all to join forces and keep the memory of our loved ones, but also to make hear our reasons and obtain from the state the recognition of the value of the work of our doctor-heroes, so that their loss is not just a number that makes the news on the news. We do not think so much about legal complaints or Class actions, because every case is different from the other and would be difficult to support – he explains – but we aim to obtain the right legal recognition of the rights of workers who have fought like the others. Too often ‘with bare hands’ against the virus “, he concludes.
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