Red Cross: fast and free tampons at train stations in 8 cities
Starting from Saturday 15 May anyone without any cost, reservation or medical prescription will be able to undergo the rapid antigenic swab in the centers set up by the Italian Red Cross. Central Bari, central Bologna, Cagliari station, Florence SMN, central Palermo, central Reggio Calabria, Turin Porta Nuova and Venice Santa Lucia are the railway stations where, thanks to the spaces granted by the Ferrovie dello Stato group, citizens can take advantage of a service which is proving to be fundamental. As already experienced in Rome Termini and central Milan, where on average over 600 swabs are carried out per day, the activity is aimed at giving the opportunity to many, especially the most vulnerable people, to take the test for free but also to travel insecurity.
The initiative involves health workers and Red Cross volunteers from north to south for an increasingly widespread and accessible screening that will continue until September and will allow, at full capacity, to carry out up to 3 thousand swabs a day throughout the national territory . The costs of the project are supported by the Italian Red Cross thanks to the contribution of the European Commission (Directorate General for Health and Food Safety) which, through an agreement with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, has allocated 35.5 million euros for screening activities in seven European countries (Austria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain) carried out by the respective national Red Cross societies.