The liberal doctors are called upon to continue this week the strike movement started the day after Christmas to obtain a revaluation of the consultation, we learned Monday from the collective at the initiative of the mobilization.
The young collective "
Doctors for tomorrow
" is already planning a national event scheduled for Thursday in the early afternoon in Paris, between the Pantheon and the Ministry of Health, where it should be received by François Braun.
We contacted the minister before Christmas, he replied that he would receive us on January 5 without making any other proposal
,” the founder of the collective, Christelle Audigier, told AFP.
A request for a meeting with Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne remained unanswered, according to the general practitioner.
Faced with this ostrich policy, we have chosen to renew our movement until January 8,
” she added.
After a first movement on December 1 and 2, the collective had called for the closure of doctors' offices from December 26 to January 2.
Health Insurance estimated between 5 and 10% the decline in activity of general practitioners last week, the collective affirming Monday that it was around 70%.
An increase in the price of the consultation to 50 euros
The central demand of the collective remains the increase in the price of the consultation to 50 euros to create a "
shock of attractiveness
" towards a city medicine crushed by administrative tasks to the detriment of medical time and which no longer attracts young people.
Doctors for tomorrow
" presented its own proposals to fight against medical deserts, advocating "
" in under-resourced areas and incentives for the installation of young practitioners.
The strike during the holidays, when the emergencies were saturated, was criticized by François Braun, while the renegotiation for five years of the agreement linking Health Insurance to liberal doctors is not over.
More understanding, the inter-union of hospital doctors Action Praticiens Hôpital saw in the strike the “
visible face of the iceberg which is the decay of our health system
The first week of 2023 is marked by another mobilization, that of liberal medical biologists.
To contest the amount of savings requested of them, they have been called upon since Monday to no longer report the results of the Covid tests allowing the evolution of the epidemic to be monitored.
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The week should end with wishes to the health actors of President Emmanuel Macron, who will try to appease a sector in turmoil.