Dad? Now the doctor prescribes it. Contagion madness in schools

The unusual prescription

Milan, 14 January 2022 – A general practitioner prescribes distance learning for a pupil on a prescription. Giovanna Mezzatesta, dean of the state scientific high school “Piero Bottoni”, in the northern area of ​​Milan, squinted when the document signed by the doctor for a two-year student who ended up in preventive quarantine, as “close contact”, arrived on her desk , after the discovery of a positivity in the family. The fact is that the attending physician used the prescription with a red border two days ago – that of the regional recipe book reserved for prescriptions for visits or examinations or for medicines paid for by the National Health Service – handwriting the fact that the girl “needs activation time Dad …

Milan, January 14, 2022 – A general practitioner prescribes a recipe the distance learning for a pupil. Giovanna Mezzatesta, head of the state scientific high school, rolled her eyes “Piero Bottoni“, in the north of Milano, when the document signed by the doctor for a two year old student who ended up in arrived on his desk preventive quarantine, as a “close contact”, after the discovery of a positivity in the family. The fact is that the attending physician used the prescription with a red border two days ago – that of the regional recipe book reserved for prescriptions for visits or examinations or for medicines to be paid by the National Health Service – handwriting the fact that the girl “requires Dad activation until the end of quarantine“, while remaining vague about the period of” cloister “. The head teacher first smiled, then thought about it a bit and finally decided to publish the bizarre” prescription “of the lessons remotely using her Facebook profile . “Not to subject the protagonists of the story to the social pillory (all personal data have been obscured) but to denounce the madness in pandemic era: evidently also i medici I am a bit’ in the balloon in this period “explains the head teacher of the scientific in via Mac Mahon.

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“In the three-year plan of the educational offer of my school we will include the administration of vitamins among the recovery interventions: B12 for mathematics and physics, C for Italian and Latin, D for motor science. And also acutil phosphorus for transversal cognitive skills” is was his sarcastic thrust on social media where the 62-year-old principal is very active. “It was the pupil’s mother who sent me the red prescription. I phoned her asking if such a document seemed normal to her. She admitted that perhaps she was wrong to ask the doctor. Evidently the doctors are so inundated with phone calls from parents to taken with the quarantines and the regulatory jumble that end up making funny prescriptions to get them out of the way, “says the head of the high school, which has 838 students.

At the moment about seventy are positive or in preventive quarantine. Now that the doctor has to declare the student’s quarantine status it is normal because from December 31st the government decree that diversifies the fate of the close contacts. Who is it vaccinated with three doses, recovered for less than 120 days or has made the booster within the same period, you can do without corking at home: you just have to subject to self-monitoring, wearing the Ffp2 for 10 days and carrying out a rapid or molecular antigen test only if it has symptoms. The fate is different for close contacts vaccinated for more than 120 days to which, if asymptomatic, a 5-day quarantine plus negative test.

For the unvaccinated or those who have not completed the primary vaccination course or who have done so for less than 14 days, everything has remained as before: 10-day quarantine and buffer. “It is up to the doctor to certify that the close contact pupil is” legitimately “in quarantine so that the school is” present “in Dad. The fact is that this communication always takes place on the letterhead of his office with stamp and signature. It had never happened that someone used the regional cookbook prescribing distance learning as if it were a medicine “.

Other parents from the high school near the Ghisolfa Bridge complain about problems with doctors who are “disappeared” on the phone: “The other day a mother asked me for a consultation because she was not sure whether to send her son to school or not: but I haven’t even graduated. in science … What advice could I have given you? ” says Mezzateesta.

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