Lack of staff, beds or doctors, medical deserts, emergency crises... Our health system has been sick for many years.
This Tuesday, March 21, France 2 devotes a special evening to this essential subject, called “Health in France: the state of emergency”.
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A dive into the daily life of caregivers
It is presented by the unique and complementary duo formed by Léa Salamé and Michel Cymes.
"It's an important prime time, because the health situation in France is becoming dramatic
," insists the latter.
It is really explosive and, when we see that thousands of French people do not have a doctor, it is a disaster in terms of public health.
The program begins with an 85-minute documentary shot over several weeks in different cities in France, which immerses us in the daily life of caregivers and patients.
The opportunity to follow the emergency department of the Le Mans hospital affected by medical desertification or to know the beautiful story of this couple of doctors established in Mantes-la-Jolie, in the Yvelines, whose office burned down, but who chose to stay despite everything in the Val Fourré district to continue to take care of his patients.
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A chartered jet for doctors
The cameras also take us to the University Hospital of Amiens, the only level 3 maternity hospital within 100 km.
Midwives have to deal with hellish speeds.
Especially since a report by specialists, submitted to the Academy of Medicine in February, recommends that future mothers no longer give birth in the most modest maternity wards for security reasons.
I'm a doctor, but there are times when I'm amazed by what we see today.
In Nevers, the mayor of the city, Denis Thuriot, has set up an airlift to bring doctors aboard a specially chartered jet from Dijon to his hospital, deserted by caregivers!
We are one of the most renowned countries in the world for its medicine and the establishment of this
D system is maddening
," continues Michel Cymes.
I am a doctor, but there are times when I am flabbergasted by what we see today.
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The explanations of Michel Cymes
In search of solutions
The evening will continue with a debate.
François Braun, the Minister of Health, will participate, as will several witnesses of the film, professionals or patients.
After this inventory, we will try to see what the solutions are
, explains Michel Cymes.
Today, doctors do not have enough medical time for their patients.
They must therefore be able to delegate the administrative side of their work to others.
We can also develop teleconsultations…
” At 11:40 p.m., France 2 will rebroadcast the documentary
, which follows the life of an intensive care unit and the tremendous commitment of medical staff over six months.