At least 150 Italian doctors have died from coronavirus

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At least 150 Italian doctors have died from coronavirus

At least 150 doctors have died in Italy after contracting coronavirus, the Italian Association of Doctors said on Friday.

Health care professionals account for about 10% of all infections, the organization said.

A separate Italian health care group, ANAAO, criticized a decree aimed at strengthening the health system, saying it's not good enough.

 

ANAAO called the measures set out in the Cura Italia decree — which is worth 25 billion euros ($27 billion) and was approved by the government on Friday — "completely disappointing."

"The additional funding provided is not enough to guarantee the remuneration of all the overtime fielded between February and March with generosity and a spirit of sacrifice by the health workers to face the tsunami of patients who poured into hospitals, hitting the health care system that has been under financed for decades," a statement from the organization said.

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