PUGLIA – The health balance on the covid emergency, which now seems to be behind us, after 3 long years, is alarming: from cancer prevention to andrology, up to cardiology, in almost all fields of health there are delays that we risk paying for in terms of human lives. “The inability of the National Health System and local medicine to take care of ‘no-covid’ patients and in particular the chronic ones, forced to resort to private non-agreed health care, has clearly emerged” – write the managers of the report Tribunal of Rights of the patient of Casarano. Our healthcare needs to be rethought, after the “pandemic hysteria”, which prompted the most zealous political decision-makers not to guarantee the services necessary for a whole series of pathologies or the prevention screenings of other very serious diseases with continuity and ease. “Our Healthcare has highlighted all the fragilities, against which it has already been struggling for some time and which with the Covid emergency, have intensified more: lack of humanisation, health services operating on the verge of collapse with scarce staff and even obsolete machinery, toll-free numbers that do not work or work poorly and ever longer waiting lists” – explains the TdM manager of Casarano, Cristina Lezzi. Today, when the pandemic has turned into an endemic and the Australian seems more worrying than the covid, an urgent change is needed. While the Kraken subvariant is arriving, we can organize ourselves better: the resources are there.
Today’s epidemiological bulletin records 5,867 (6,784 yesterday) tests performed and 499 (698 yesterday) cases: the positive index drops to 8.51% compared to 10.29% yesterday. Average last two days 9.54% (previous 10.58%).
2 deaths are recorded as yesterday.
With 131 new cases (yesterday 189) the province of Lecce remains in second place among the Apulian provinces (Bari, 160 cases).
Overall, hospitalized patients drop from 267 to 260 (-7), while the currently positive drop from 18,019 to 17,573 (-446).
Of the 260 hospitalized, 243 (yesterday 250, -7) are in a non-critical area, while 17 (yesterday 17, +0) are in intensive care.
NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
Province of Bari: 160
Province of Bat: 43
Province of Brindisi: 52
Province of Foggia: 40CopyAMP code.
Province of Lecce: 131
Province of Taranto: 70
Residents outside the region: 2
Province being defined: 1