An issue that is always dear to us is that of health care for out-of-town students. We brought it to the National Council of University Students as early as the November 2019 meeting, well before the pandemic emergency. This is because, as students, we believe it is very important to have access to a general practitioner even in the city where we study. At the last meeting in December, we approved a motion to this effect, aimed at requesting it again.
Specifically, the National Council of University Students demands that with regard to health care for out-of-town students:
- out-of-towners have equal and free access to primary health care in the place where they live during their studies;
- streamline and standardise the current procedure whereby it is only possible to apply for a new general practitioner for a limited time, giving up the one assigned in one’s city of residence;
- free access for all students to services guaranteeing them complete psychophysical well-being should be facilitated, not least by increasing the number of counselling centres and psychological counters in universities through agreements with AST;
- a framework agreement between the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and the Ministry of Health to cover the above points.