is Manfredo Squeri, he worked in a nursing home

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Another doctor died after being infected with the coronavirus. This is Manfredo Squeri, a retired hospital doctor. Squeri, learned from the National Federation of Medical Orders (Fnomceo), worked as a doctor in charge of the Medicine department at the ‘Little Daughters’ Nursing Home, affiliated with the National Health Service. It would be, for Fnomceo, the 19th physician who died for Covid-19.

In Italy 4,824 health professionals infected with coronavirus

According to latest data from the Higher Institute of Health, in Italy since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, 4,824 health professionals have been infected, a very high number and equal to 9% of the total number of infections, a percentage more than double compared to the Chinese one (3.8%, according to a study published in Jama). For the Gimbe foundation, which has long been asking for extended tests to all operators, the figure would be decidedly underestimated and it would be essential to subject swabs to all health workers, both in the hospital and on the territory, with particular attention to those employed in assistance at home and in assisted care homes, as well as in rest homes.

“A month after the case 1 of Codogno – said Nino Cartabellotta, president of the Gimbe Foundation – the numbers show that we paid very dearly for the price of the organizational and managerial unpreparedness for the emergency. Furthermore, the lack of univocal regional policies on the execution of tampons for health workers, also due to the fear of weakening the workforce – added Cartabellotta – has turned into a lethal boomerang. In fact, the infected health workers were unfortunately the great and unaware protagonists of the spread of the infection in hospitals, care homes and patients’ homes “.

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