Nurses and doctors attacked in hospitals: the absence of fixed police forces in hospitals is complained of. The unions are calling for immediate action to ensure the safety of operators
“Our union will evaluate the constitution on a case-by-case basis as a civil party against those who use violence, also supporting colleagues who want to call into question the employers” declared the national union of the nursing profession. Nursing Up, which asks for an intervention by Fnopi vis-à-vis the interior ministry so that concrete measures are taken against the age-old problem of safety.
The assaults on health personnel in hospitals Italians continue to get worse. The number of nurses and doctors victims of uncontrolled release of people in care facilities, in the absolute lack of restraint towards criminal actions. A no from the operator, a too long and exhausting wait, unexpected bad news about a relative. There are many situations that flare up such episodes.
TO Naples, in the department of Cto, in the night between 12 and 13 July last, a group of health workers were attacked by the relatives of a patient, for whom they wanted immediate care, without respecting the waiting of others and without it being an emergency case. A regional councilor allegedly referred to “members of a local clan”. On the same date, al San Bartolomeo of Sarzana in Liguria, a nurse “rea “of having denied access to a relative of a sick person, in compliance with covid regulations, after being jerked by falling, hitting a trolley with the back of the head, losing consciousness. The policemen of the Sarzana police station then track down the man and The nurse will now choose whether to proceed with the report that was not taken ex officio as the medical report issued by the emergency room is less than 20 days old.
He asks for one stretcher to lie down while waiting for an exam. But it is refused because it is used for the seriously ill. A 38 year old from Crispano does not accept the refusal and reacts by taking butt heads in the face the nurse, also giving him several kicks against the body. The health worker was prescribed a 3-day prognosis for bruises, facial trauma, and injuries to his left knee. It happened in the ER atHospital of the Sea of Naples, in the night between 1 and 2 July. The soldiers from the Ponticelli station rushed to the place.
At the vaccination hub of Pellaro in Calabria, on July 9, a portly man standing on a tripod was invited to sit in the designated area waiting for his wife to get vaccinated. The man reacts to the invitation by first threatening the head of the vaccination hub and railing against doctors and volunteers, then kicking and shoving one of the doctors with a stick, who reported a 10-day prognosis for injuries and trauma.
Antonio De Palma, national president of Nursing Up, reiterates: “Someone has to put an end to this mess. It is undeniable, we have been repeating for some time, that the much vaunted law on the exacerbation of penalties and the famous observers who had to operate as a garrison for monitoring the progress of the aggressions, are failed projects “.
“A dutiful appeal should be addressed to Fnopi – continues De Palma – which represents at national level those same professional associations that like us are clamoring for restoration of fixed principals of the police in hospitals “.
For their part, the union explains “whenever there are the conditions we will ask the judiciary to recognize the responsibility of the health care companies also in the matter of compensation for damages given that, pursuant to article 2087 of the civil code, the employer must take all appropriate measures to prevent both the risks inherent in the work environment and those deriving from external factors inherent in the place in which this environment is finds, given that the safety of the worker is a prerequisite of constitutional significance. In essence, it is the healthcare companies that, in their capacity as employers, are required to guarantee, and if necessary to respond, for the safety of their employees “.