Amalfi has launched a telephone number for social and psychological support during the coronavirus pandemic
Sunday 22 March is also scheduled to be a day for blood donations
- March 20, 2020 09:30
- Monika Dimitrova
On 18 March 2020, the Italian Municipality of Amalfi activated a quick response telephone counter for the population. It is already possible to call every day from Monday to Friday, between 10.00 and 12.30 at the number 089/8736220.
In this phase of the ongoing public health emergency, the administration led by the mayor Daniele Milano promoted the initiative to also assist the population from a social and psychological point of view. As explained by mayor Milano :
"We have already activated material support measures for the weaker, over 65, chronically ill and people unable to move, with the home delivery of medicines and basic necessities. Now we are extending assistance to the whole population with the activation of the first psychological listening number, dedicated to those who in this moment of emergency can feel overwhelmed by bad news."
The also municipality informed that those over 65, chronically ill and for those who are unable to make the necessary trips, can call the municipality at 338 301 9890 to request a delivery of necessities like foodstuffs and medicine to their own homes.
The municipal administration promotes a day for donations
In addition, Amalfi has responded to the call for blood donation by having the municipal administration promote a day dedication to donations - namely - Sunday 22 March 2020 in collaboration with the Avis of Salerno.
Avis mobile unit in Amalfi. Photo by Amalfi Municipality
The Avis mobile unit will be situated in piazza Municipio in order to service those who have expressed interest in donating. The operations will take place in compliance with all the measures imposed by the current coronavirus pandemic, as a result of which the number of donors has decreased, while the need for blood remains as high as ever.
To avoid gatherings and to ensure greater safety of operations, the donation of blood must be scheduled by calling 347.360.95.20 from 10.00 to 19.00. Anyone in good health, aged up to 70, who weighs at least 50 kilos can donate.
Those who intend to donate must not have flu-like symptoms. Before heading in to donate, they will have their temperature measured, which must not exceed 37 degrees.
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