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Italian government to change rules after doctors fined for Covid overtime

Health minister’s pledge follows intervention by president over €37,000 in penalties issued to three medics at Bari hospital

The Italian health minister has promised to change draconian employment regulations affecting medical employees after three doctors received fines totalling €37,000 (£32,000) for working too much during the coronavirus pandemic.

Orazio Schillaci’s comments came after Vito Procacci, the chief of the emergency unit at the general hospital in Bari, Puglia, said he had been fined €27,000 by the local labour inspectorate for breaching overtime rules and not taking obligatory breaks. Two of his colleagues at the hospital were also fined €10,000 between them.

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