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Symbolic occupation of the Santo Bambino hospital. Activists: “The clinic must not be closed”

Symbolic occupation, this morning, of the Santo Bambino hospital in Catania. The activists of Not one less. They were lowered from a window in the hospital two banners with the inscription: «Women’s health is not affected». At the heart of the protest is the project, strongly supported by the Region of Sicily and the Municipality of Catania, to redevelop some disused hospital structures.

Symbolic occupation, this morning, of the Santo Bambino hospital in Catania. The activists of Not one less. They were lowered from a hospital window two banners with the inscription: «Women’s health is not affected». At the heart of the protest is the project, strongly supported by the Region of Sicily and the Municipality of Catania, to redevelop some disused hospital structures.

«Al Santo Bambino exists a functioning consultancy and equipped with machinery that in the idea of ​​the Municipality and the Region should be dismantled – explains an activist through a press release -. The commissioner Enrico Trantino he declares, in fact, that an idea that is being considered together with the Region could also be there demolition of the Spedalieri and his transfer to the place of the hospital. We are happy that the commissioner wants to fill the city with squares and meeting places, but what is missing, if he had not noticed, are the services “

According to the data provided by the activists in the past five years as many as 208 clinics were wiped out by cuts to public health. “During this pandemic, the services that have suffered the most reductions in availability are those relating to childbirth and voluntary termination of pregnancy“. The activists express a specific request «we ask to be able to have a say on the intended use of these spaces, we expect that decision-making processes are clear and transparent and do not rely on broken, inappropriate and illegitimate statements. We ask that the clinic of the Holy Child is not closed and that it returns to being a Gynecostetric emergency room“.