Italian doctors and nurses suspended from work because they have not received the experimental Covid vaccines will soon be reinstated, new Health Minister Orazio Schillaci said on Friday. The recent Italian election that elevated Giorgia Meloni to the office of prime minister is positively affecting public policy.
“A measure is being finalized that will allow the reintegration into service of health staff subject to suspension proceedings for non-compliance with compulsory vaccination before the expiry date of the suspension,” he said in a statement on the ministry’s website.
The Health minister’s announcement comes nine days after Meloni told parliament there would be no more green passes, mandatory lockdowns, and government-ordered business closures during future pandemics:
Former globalist prime minister, Mario Draghi’s government made the controversial Covid vaccinations mandatory for teachers and health workers in 2021 and extended that to everyone over 50 in January this year.
A refusal resulted in a suspension from work without pay for public employees, while those over 50 faced fines of 100 euros ($99.5).
Speaking at a news conference after the cabinet approved the measures, Meloni accused her predecessors, Draghi and Giuseppe Conte, of taking an “ideological” approach to Covid and said she would do things differently. “The previous government took various measures that had no scientific evidence,” said Meloni.