Senate panel OKs health worker safety bill

'First important step' says deputy health minister Sileri

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 8 - The Senate health committee on Wednesday approved a government bill ensuring the safety of health care workers in the COVID emergency.
    "It's a first important step," said Deputy Health Minister Pierpaolo Sileri.
    "We have applauded them, hailed them, and praised them during the COVID emergency but this is a first concrete step towards recognising what they have been enduring for years, even before the virus arrived," he said.
    The move comes after a string of rows over allegedly inadequate provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) in some hospitals during the early stages of the pandemic. (ANSA).


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