Those who refuse to be vaccinated against coronavirus should be obliged to pay for hospitalization in case of admission to intensive care units. This opinion is shared by the Minister of Health of the region Alessio D’Amato.
“These people, refusing to vaccinate and endangering the freedom of others, should be fully responsible for their choices and actions,” he stressed in an interview with the newspaper il Messaggero.
The authorities in the metropolitan area are considering the practice of other regions, such as Lombardy. There, upon discharge, the patient was provided with a document indicating how much his hospital stay would have cost, D’Amato said.
“Previously, we did not ask for a cent, but now we intend to go further with anti-vaccines,” he stressed.
At the end of July, an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus in Italy was reported. So, from July 21 to July 27, an increase in the number of deaths from the consequences of COVID-19 infection was recorded in the country. Thus, the number of new infections increased by almost 65%, and the number of deaths – by 46%. Based on this, experts have concluded that the fourth wave of the pandemic has begun in Italy.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Italy currently ranks 18th in the world in terms of the number of detected cases of COVID-19. The country recorded about 4.5 million cases of coronavirus infection, 129,146 people died.