The strike of liberal doctors, which continues this week, “is really not responsible, accused Élisabeth Borne.
“It is part of the organizations that represent the doctors who have actually called the strike.
There is an ongoing discussion between doctors and Medicare, said the Prime Minister on franceinfo this Tuesday morning.
I can hear that they may encounter difficulties, that they may wish for improvements, but it is really not responsible to strike, especially in this holiday season, when it has increased the tensions on the hospital.
The liberal doctors are called to continue this week the strike movement started the day after Christmas to obtain a revaluation of the consultation,
An “incomprehensible” mobilization
After a first movement on December 1 and 2, the collective had called for the closure of medical offices from December 26 to January 2.
Doctors' strike: the Minister of Health castigates an "unwelcome" movement in this period
Elisabeth Borne stressed that only "some of the organizations representing doctors have actually called for a strike" and recalled that "there is an ongoing discussion", this mobilization occurring in the midst of negotiations for a new agreement between the Social Security and unions for the next five years.
But in this winter period, "our hospitals are facing three simultaneous epidemics" of influenza, bronchiolitis and Covid, she recalled, and "once again the caregivers are very mobilized to (y) deal with it" .
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Faced with a health system under pressure, Elisabeth Borne recalled the “significant increases” in wages at the hospital for two years, while acknowledging that this “has not solved everything” and that “there are other subjects to be dealt with", in particular "organizational issues" and "work on the attractiveness of professions to reduce hardship".
So many subjects on which Emmanuel Macron "will have the opportunity to express himself at the end of the week in his wishes to caregivers", she indicated, specifying that the government "will present a roadmap in the coming weeks to respond to these expectations.
The central demand of doctors 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.