(ANSA) – ROME, OCTOBER 07 – The congress of the Italian Society of Nephrology (Sin) “comes this year at a crucial moment in the life of our country. Thanks to the measures adopted and the vaccination campaign, we are today in an epidemiological phase certainly better than that of recent months, but we must still keep the level of attention high. Covid-19, in the most difficult period of the emergency, caused a slowdown in visits, examinations and interventions and this has involved the prompt diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. In this phase of pandemic management, we finally have the opportunity to make up for lost time and plan, with vision and courage, the healthcare of the future “. Health Minister Roberto Speranza writes this in a message sent for the opening of the 62nd National Congress of the Italian Nephrology Society in Rimini. “An important challenge for our National Health Service – adds the minister – concerns the management of chronic diseases, including kidney diseases. Prevention, early diagnosis and home care are the levers on which to focus to address chronic conditions and approach the NHS. to each individual. Never as now, it is necessary to implement a paradigm shift, starting from the territory and the idea of the home as the first place of care. Proximity is the true frontier of future healthcare “. (HANDLE).