Olivier Véran had promised it last week: "To the caregivers who fall ill, I say it: the coronavirus will be systematically and automatically recognized as an occupational disease, and that's the least of things." All caregivers should be able to benefit from it (doctors, nurses, etc.), regardless of their status (civil servant, employee or self-employed). "The Liberals are concerned, the minister told me again this morning," said Jean-Paul Ortiz, president of the CSMF in Le Figaro. It remains to implement this announcement, because today the occupational disease risk covers employees, the public service, but not the Liberals. "Work is underway to specify the methods of caregiver care," says Health Insurance.
Having an occupational disease ensures better coverage by the Social Security, which covers 100% of the medical costs incurred. In addition, the daily allowances received are increased compared to a simple sick leave. In addition, the patient benefits from specific medical supervision. If he has sequelae which justify it, he may be assigned a permanent incapacity rate, which entitles him to compensation or a pension. Finally, in the event of death, recognition as an occupational disease allows those entitled to receive an annuity which can go up to 85% of the victim's annual salary, if there are several beneficiaries.