“Law 194 on abortion must not be touched. If anything, it must be strengthened in the part relating to aid and assistance for women”. This was stated by Undersecretary of Health Pierpaolo Sileri, guest of ‘Sabato too’, on Rai Radio 1, regarding the decision of the US Supreme Court which annulled the Roe v. Wade ruling, canceling the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy. Sileri also underlined how “in view of the new national territorial health service it will be possible to further help women, obviously maintaining the possibility of having access to their right”. Then, speaking of the Covid situation in Italy, he observed: “This increase in I don’t think contagions can lead to new restrictions “. The Undersecretary of Health recalled how the great adhesion to the vaccination campaign has led to a completely different situation compared to a year ago. As for the PNRR funds, they represent “an opportunity that we cannot waste to reorganize our health system in depth. The funds are there and must be used well. But in addition to these, we must not forget that the State has returned to invest in a on the National Health Fund, which in 2024 will grow up to 128 billion euros “.” With these two instruments, one extraordinary and the other ordinary, we will be able to fill the gaps in the years of underfunding for health care and meet the needs of a changing society, of an aging population that needs new responses to new health needs, and that is emerging from two years of pandemic during which delays have accumulated in diagnoses and treatments that we now have to fill ” he concluded.
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