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Liberal doctors again called to strike on February 14

2023-01-27T16:34:01.348Z


A “unitary rally” is also planned for that day, “in front of the Senate”, in Paris, to express the anger of the profession.


Engaged in tense negotiations with Medicare, liberal doctors continue their mobilization.

In a letter addressed to Élisabeth Borne made public this Friday and sent to

Le Figaro

, the intersyndicale – which notably brings together the Federation of Doctors of France, MG France, the Union of Liberal Doctors or the Confederation of Medical Unions – calls on professionals to close their cabinets "

on February 14

" next.

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Gathered in inter-union on Tuesday, the organizations identified "

blocking decisions

", which will lead to a failure of the current negotiations with Medicare.

The ondam - the National Health Insurance Spending Objective - is thus deemed "

much lower than inflation

", and it will not allow "

the implementation of essential changes in response to the healthcare needs of all French

people », protest the professionals.

The representatives are also indignant at "

new constraints conditioning the upgrading of tariffs

", and therefore call for the release of an "

additional financial envelope [...] to achieve the objectives set by the Minister of Health and Prevention

», Francois Braun.

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Several measures will therefore be put in place to put pressure on the government and obtain progress.

The letter thus cites “

the PDSA strike

” – the permanence of ambulatory care –, the administrative strike, as well as the “

targeted closure of medical offices and restrictions on opening hours in the evening as well as on Saturday mornings

”.

In addition, the organizations, which are "

eagerly awaiting

" the Prime Minister's response, are calling on doctors to close their practices on February 14.

A “

unitary rally

” is also planned for that day, “

in front of the Senate

”, in Paris, to allow professionals to express “

their anger

”.

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Tired by three years of pandemic and eager to obtain more resources, the white coats have been engaged in a standoff with the government for many weeks.

Their mobilization culminated at the end of last year with several days of strikes and demonstrations.

Objective: to improve their working conditions, and to obtain an increase in the minimum consultation rate.

This social movement is however poorly perceived by some of the institutional actors, while France remains marked by the Covid-19 epidemic, as well as by the flu.

In early January, the head of Medicare, Thomas Fatôme, had thus deemed the mobilization "

incomprehensible in the period of epidemics that we know

".

For their part, the strikers underline their daily difficulties, and loudly call on the executive to respond to their demands.

Source: lefigaro

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