But from the hospitals comes the invitation not to let your guard down
“There are no more hospitalizations for Covid patients. There are still some sporadic cases, especially in nursing homes in the area, to which are added, on the way to recovery, those who are at home and which are monitored continuously by the Usca of ATS Sardegna “, adds Marcello Acciaro.
«Today for the Sassari area is day zero and is the result of a great job of all the health workers of the different hospital structures – says the extraordinary commissioner of the Aou of Sassari Giovanni Maria Soro – and the synergy put in place by entities, companies and bodies involved in emergency management “. But the guard must always remain high because “we remain a people of susceptibility and little could be enough for a recovery. We must continue to use the right precautions, the gel, the masks and the distance », comments the director of infectious diseases Sergio Babudieri. Meanwhile, in view of the reopenings, the Aou raises the protection measures within its structures.
To contain the risk of new infections, in fact, he wrote a letter to companies that carry out contracts within their facilities to inform that it will be necessary to present a document certifying the negativity of the workers employed. Furthermore, to avoid the interruption of maintenance activities in hospitals, the Aou gave its willingness to carry out swabs to the employees of the contracting companies. “A precautionary measure – adds Commissioner Soro – to guarantee safety in the structures even for those who access it continuously for work and for a more or less limited period of time”. Meanwhile, yesterday’s resolution of the directorate-general regarding integration to the health surveillance protocol with which new strategies for controlling Covid infection in Aou structures have been envisaged. In full accordance with the provisions of the Ministry of Health, the molecular test with buffer for operators at the most relevant or emerging risk will now be done. This type will be accompanied by the Sars-CoV-2 serological test for the detection of IgG and IgM antibodies. According to ministerial provisions, it is considered an effective tool to estimate the spread of viral infection in a community and to allow the identification of an infectious condition in subjects who present themselves late to clinical observation. Here then, that the Aou deems effective the execution of serological tests with the Elisa method at close intervals for service operators.