Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018
"The mothers - reconstructs the provincial commander of the carabinieri, Colonel Federico Reginato - have asked only the respect of protection for their children, while, some others were alarmed by the presence of the mother Eritrea for fear that he had some disease. it served to clarify misunderstandings and misunderstandings and restore calm ". The mother Eritrea was regularly interviewed by the RAI correspondent and the doctor on duty of the division of Neonatology has reassured the mothers present on the condition of health of the woman.
The mayor of Pozzallo speaks
An unfortunate episode that happened yesterday in the hospital, at the "Maria Paternò Arezzo" of Ragusa Ibla, against Fara, the nineteen-year-old mother who, accompanied by the operators of the Hotspot of Pozzallo, had gone to visit her daughter Mecat, born of fifteen days, arrived on the boat of migrants landed last Saturday in Pozzallo."An intolerable episode, against a very young mother who has also immediately violence, from which we distance ourselves. We must not forget that when we talk about migrants, we talk about people, human beings and not parcels, "says the Mayor Roberto Ammatuna, in learning of the unfortunate episode. "In the early afternoon I will visit the young mother, paying homage to a bouquet of flowers and a tribute to the baby. Our city has always been hospitable and welcoming and this episode, even if it occurred in Ragusa, is affected by the climate of intolerance that has been recorded for some time against the immigrant ".
A newborn on a boat of migrants from Libya, in an archive photo (Ansa)
The fear that that young foreign mother, who arrived at the hospital to caress her baby girl born in a shed in Libya two weeks ago, could have contagious diseases has triggered a violent reaction from a group of Ragusan mothers. The incident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon in the intensive neonatal care unit at the Maria Paternò Arezzo in Ragusa hospital , where Aster, 19, eritrea, was attacked, requiring the intervention of the carabinieri to quell the minds.
The young woman had arrived from the hotspot of Pozzallo, to visit the newly-born hospital a few days ago in conditions of considerable deprivation, still with traces of umbilical cord, after three days of navigation in the Mediterranean on a boat, along with 264 migrants. Some mothers, crying that he was a sick person and that he had to go immediately, they attacked the girl . It was not enough the intervention of doctors to protect the young woman, who is in good health, despite the heavy stress on travel and the continuous violence suffered in Libya.
The baby is improving, has been rehydrated, is fed and is also starting to gain weight, but must remain in hospital.