by G. Cupertino, courtesy Inter-European Division news
On Thursday, April 9, the first 1,000 FFP2 certified masks for general practitioners were delivered to Dr. Marco Ragazzini, the secretary of the Italian Federation of General Practitioners (FIMMG) of the province of Forlì-Cesena.
The remaining 4,000 will arrive immediately after Easter.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has decided to purchase them together with the provincial FIMMG, to distribute them to family doctors, along with a contribution of 15,000 euros from the 8x1000 fund (a special fund from the citizen taxes granted to the Italian humanitarian entities). This decision comes from the reality that the procurement of Individual Protection Devices (DPI) is critical, in Italy, as in the rest of the world. In fact, the first supplies have been distributed to doctors and hospital staff, leaving behind the family doctors.