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Should we force young doctors to settle in "medical deserts"?

2021-11-19T14:04:21.425Z

THE VERIFICATION - This is what the UDI deputy Yannick Favennec is proposing this Friday. His bill intends to require them to spend three years there, against their will, after their ten years of study.



THE QUESTION.

As every year, at this same time, the deputies compete to impose coercive measures to the young doctors, believing to find a solution there to fight against the “

medical deserts

”. Most recent, the Mayenne deputy Yannick Favennec (UDI), who without being a specialist in health subjects - he is a member of the Defense Commission - tabled a bill (PPL) co-signed with Thierry Benoit, UDI deputy of Ille and Vilaine, requiring young doctors to spend three years in poorly endowed areas. This new PPL follows those of the deputies Hervé Maurey (UDI), Philippe Vigier (UDI), Guillaume Garot (PS) the past years who all sought to limit the freedom of installation of doctors.

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Those concerned immediately rose up against these “

inappropriate measures

”. After ten years of studies, young professionals are reluctant to settle in these under-endowed areas when they are just starting to found a family, with a spouse and children who will not find a job, a nursery or a school in these areas. medical deserts, which are very often deserts "

quite simply

". "

Choosing coercion means pushing our future doctors to go to neighboring countries, which will be delighted to welcome them as they too are in the same medical shortage,

" says Isni, the union of interns. But pressed by their citizens in lack of doctors, these deputies who are also local elected officials do not budge. "

I persist and sign: we are proposing concrete and absolute urgent measures

, ”declared Yannick Favennec.

What is it?

Could such a measure be effective?

CHECKS

.

First of all, the numbers.

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Source: lefigaro

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