After 14 months the hug, true, with my mother, the 81-year-old 'teacher Pina' suffering from Alzheimer's.
Even the 15-year-old son, Gabriele, was able to see his grandmother again.
"The emotion was so great, people like me were crying. Today was a beautiful day for us. She still recognizes us. Tomorrow we will take her out to eat a pizza. Little things that represent a great achievement".
Speaking is Dario Francolino who also represents the family members of patients hospitalized in the RSA as president of the Open RSA Now committee which has fought hard to get the facilities reopened.
This morning he entered the RSA San Francesco in Nova Milanese (MB) which houses his mother Pina. "We lined up for the swab, everything was organized. With my son we made swabs, for those who did not have Covid or did not receive the vaccine, we wore the Ffp2 masks, we waited 15 minutes for the result of the tampon and we went in. All very simple. "I must say thank you to this RSA. They worked until 3 this night and this morning everything was in place and organized for the reopening and to welcome visitors. Unfortunately, these cases are very few today. In almost all of Italy - says Francolino - the RSA they have not reopened, as many families tell us who are writing to us. No structure was ready ".
In fact, from the committees of the relatives of people who are in the RSA comes the report that few structures were ready at the time of the ordinance. The ordinance is fine but "today 8 Rsa out of 10 will remain closed, as other family members are communicating". Thus the president of the Open RSA Now committee, Dario Francolino, who asks that the structures "swab family members and guarantee reopening. No excuse - he says - for those who, if they can, do not reopen. All Regions and RSAs apply today the same provision, otherwise they are sanctioned ", and calls for the intervention of the Ministry of Health to" monitor the effective application of the legislation ".
Francolino then recalls that "the Covid-19 green card does not exist. In RSA you enter with a quick negative swab, within 48 hours and an Ffp2 mask" and send the first thought "to those who did not make it. To the many family members whose affected people died alone in RSA, without being able to say goodbye to them one last time. We will never forget them and now let's get to work immediately ". Now, in fact, says the president of the Orsan committee, "it is necessary that immediately, today, regions and RSA remove all true or false bans behind which they have entrenched themselves from February to today when 100% of RSA and RDS guests were now vaccinated ".