Sufficient number of hospitalizations for existing patients only. Here’s the new way

The hospital revolution, two and a half years after the arrival of the epidemic, is ready to take off. And in Friuli Venezia Giulia will take place independently. It is sufficient to block the Covid sections, especially by patients who do not have symptoms of the disease, but only a positive smear. The region has decided to officially say yes to the tipping point. It did so by promoting the unified demand of the three health authorities. All this in two days of meetings in which the topic of stopping the “rain” tampons was discussed. However, in this case, Rome is asked to intervene directly. The path will probably be a little longer.


in the hot

Friuli Venezia Giulia Vice President and Health Adviser, Riccardo Riccardi, said yes to one of the most significant changes (at the hospital level) in the entire history of the local epidemic. He did so yesterday at the end of a day made up of comparisons that had already begun 24 hours earlier while listening to primary doctors for infectious diseases and the directors of the three health agencies. There were no divisions among the experts. Everyone has long agreed on one point: patients who only tested positive but were hospitalized for other illnesses or trauma no longer have to stay in Covid wards. Those, to be clear, are devoted to pneumonia. And so it will be, in a way that it will be the responsibility of the individual companies.

How it works

Since the proposal of chief medical officers and directors has essentially passed, it is good to understand how he will now behave in the individual wards of Friulian hospitals. It would be a real revolution, because the data on hand (it was Riccardi himself, days ago, who transmitted that number) 80 per cent of patients are only positive and have no real symptoms of Covid.
In detail, each company will organize itself. All departments will have at least one or two rooms dedicated to patients who are present but need treatment for other diseases. Rooms have already been identified in all hospitals in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Patients with a positive smear will remain in these places. They will be alone or in pairs, it is clear if the second “guest” will have the same smear result. And also in the emergency room he will act this way: a patient with a swab but without symptoms of Covid will be sent to the ward that most closely matches the registered pathology. Orthopedics for orthopedic trauma and so on.
The revolution approved yesterday will in effect allow the immediate emptying of Covid wards that previously received both patients with pulmonary symptoms and people who have been hospitalized for other reasons without discrimination. A move that, if taken in the past, would have also made it possible to avoid the red and orange areas.

the exams

The territory also agrees with the second proposal, which was expected two days ago in Gazzettino. This is to limit swabs to people who show symptoms only, thus avoiding long-term effects. Yesterday in this sense (and it was discussed in depth in the national part of the newspaper) Zaia’s help arrived from Veneto as well. Friuli Venezia Giulia, after an explicit request from the primary doctors for infectious diseases, was expecting only this: help from outside, to be able to bring the matter officially to Rome and to urge the government to make another turning point.

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