“Health on the margins of the political agenda and no adequate recovery plan”: Gimbe’s analysis of the programs of all parties

Everyone wants to reform the health care, but no one explains how to do it in a sustainable and possible way. The says so Gimbe Foundationwho analyzed all the programs of parties in view of elections of 25 September. According to Nino Cartabellottapresident of the Foundation, “if initially all the political forces converged on the need to adequately relaunch the National Health Service, with the end of the emergency health care has returned to the ranks, ending up again relegated to the margins of the political agenda ”. There is no shortage of proposals from all parties, but Gimbe emphasizes this fragmentationthe lack of economic impact assessment and the non-correspondence with the objectives set by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The next government, however, will have to deal with the issue of health on several occasions: “Between the management of the pandemic and the implementation of the PNRRthe need for structural reforms, recovery of health services and ordinary management of over 130 billion of public spending, the next legislature will be decisive for the fate of the National Health Service ”, continues Cartabellotta.

Some proposals are common to all parties: reform of the territorial healthstrengthening of the healthcare personnelexceeding the waiting listsbut for Cartabellotta “no political force has developed an adequate recovery plan for public health, consistent with the investments and reforms of the PNRR, capable of countering privatization in order to guarantee all citizens the constitutional right to the protection of our most precious asset: health “.

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With the pressure of the patients covid which continues to decline in hospitals, explains the Undersecretary of Health Pierpaolo Sileri to RaiNews24, “we have passed from an acute and emergency phase to a clear transition towards endemic”. The long-term effects of the pandemic, however, are starting to manifest themselves: several healthcare services are delayed, medical staff are tired and unmotivated, and mental health becomes a problem for more and more people. Also “for this reason it is essential to put healthcare back at the center of the government agenda regardless of the outcome of the polls, because the constitutional right to the protection of health cannot be hostage to party ideologies“. The coronavirus has in fact reminded all citizens, explains the Gimbe Foundation, how a public, fair and universal health system is essential for the functioning of a democratic system.

The partial approach is also underlined by the Foundation with regard to the proposals to combat covid. The center-right announces the update of pandemic plans and refers to some best practices and virtuous behaviors, while the Democratic Party focuses heavily on systems of ventilation in the closed places, in order to make the circulation of the virus more complex. + Europe and Action-Italia Viva put in their program the creation of aNational coordination agency, to prepare for future emergencies; Matteo Renzi’s party also promises more sanitization environmental and pandemic-free and new pathways equipment for ambulances. On the immunization campaign, Italexit calls for thevaccination obligationthe cancellation of the green passthe compensation of administrative sanctions for those who have been fined, compensation for damages related to vaccination, reinstatement or compensation for suspended workers and the abolition of the penal shield for vaccinating doctors.

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