Two unions are calling on the coordinating doctors of retirement homes on Friday to refuse to administer the 3rd anti-Covid dose to the employees of these establishments in order to put pressure on the government.
The coordinating doctors will no longer vaccinate the employees of
nursing homes," said the SMCG-CSMF and SNGIE unions in a statement, which defend the interests of some 2,500 practitioners concerned.
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The doctors of nursing homes did not benefit either from the salary increases granted from 2020 to their colleagues in hospitals, nor from those granted to non-medical caregivers according to the “
Ségur de la santé
”, Renaud Marin La Meslée told AFP , president of SNGIE.
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We are demanding the same thing as what doctors in public hospitals have obtained
," he added, or, according to his calculations, 513 euros gross per month for a full-time job.
As long as this injustice is not repaired, the coordinating doctors will stick strictly to their 14 missions set by the code of social action and families
", which do not include the vaccination of staff, said the two unions.
"We do not put anyone at serious risk"
A large number of professionals have already received their third dose but the others will therefore have to try to find a vaccination niche like everyone else with their attending physician or on Doctolib, argued Renaud Marin La Meslée. "
We are not irresponsible: immunity does not suddenly drop to zero after six months, so we do not run any serious risk to anyone by possibly delaying the booster of employees for a few weeks
," he said. asserted.
In a press release, the AD-PA association, which brings together directors of retirement homes and home help services for the elderly, said "to
understand and support
" the approach of the two medical unions. The AD-PA "has been
asking for many months that all professionals of all status and all structures in the sector of assistance to the elderly have access to these salary increases
", and "
therefore calls on the State to take into account
»The call of the coordinating doctors.
These doctors "
participate fully on a daily basis and, since the beginning of the crisis
", in the fight against the epidemic, and responding to their request would "
avoid any additional difficulty
", she writes.