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Thousands of doctors demonstrated to defend liberal medicine ‘under threat’

“We treat you, we treat us”: Liberal doctors in Paris took to the streets by the thousands on Thursday afternoon to get a reassessment of the consultation, which the government said it was ready for if it was “reasonable” and “healthy”. the needs of the French are met.” This national event, organized by the youth collective “Doctors of Tomorrow” supported by several trade unions (FMF, UFML, SML and Young Doctors), started from the Pantheon and brought together the Ministry of Health. Demonstrators from all over France – 4,000 according to organizers, 2,300 according to police headquarters – knelt and waved their stethoscopes during a minute’s silence. Earlier slogans such as “Medicine kills people” and “Minions, not doctors” were used. Demonstrators in a wave of white coats carried signs reading “Abusable liberal medicine, affordable medical desert” or “The state is blocking your access to care.” Alexia Guidez, 30, who replaces a general practitioner near Besançon, explained at the march: “We can no longer treat people properly with the means we have now.” “We now transfer the examination sheet from one patient to another to save money…”. Nicolas Huet, 35, from Marne, works with five other doctors and two secretaries: “it’s not enough, but we can’t afford to hire a third.” This rare mobilization among liberals is timely ahead of President Emmanuel Macron’s wishes to health actors, which he will present on Friday around the main axes of the “recovery” of the breathless health system in the city, like the one in the city. “We will listen very carefully,” President Christelle Audigier, founder of “Doctors of Tomorrow”, said to the megaphone, referring to the “endangered” profession. “Does he want to support doctors on specific terms and provide care in France?” After the first strike in early December, the collective called for the closure of medical facilities after Christmas and until January 8. The move, which will not be renewed next week, has been criticized by Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne for increasing “hospital strain” during the winter outbreaks. – “Rights and duties” – The central demand of the collective is the doubling of the basic consultation price (from 25 to 50 euros) to create an “attractive shock” to a city drug in a shortage of weapons crushed by administrative tasks. and it no longer appeals to young people. “Let’s be logical,” Francois Brown replied on Thursday. But if he closes the door on €50, the Health Minister reiterated that the consultation would be improved in the context of the ongoing renegotiation of the contract linking liberal doctors to Health Insurance. “I am ready to increase this consultation as soon as the health needs of the French are met,” he said, taking on the “rights and duties” principle that has become his mantra. “I want the 650,000 French people who are chronically ill to have a doctor, because they don’t have a doctor at the moment, I want us to be able to have a doctor at night, on weekends…” he said. “Doctors are already doing their homework!”, answered the spokesperson of “Tomorrow’s Doctors” from the sound of the car of the demonstration. Thomas Fatome, director of Health Insurance, added that “€50 would be relatively extravagant”, a number of major doctors unionized, such as MG France, CSMF, Avenir Spé or the young doctors of ReAGJIR. do not make this claim. And doctors’ organizations are forming a common front against expanding legislative proposals that limit practitioners’ freedom to set up to refill medical deserts. The government is increasingly advocating task-sharing with other caregivers, particularly nurses, some of whom have prescribing authority. The bill, introduced by Renaissance MP Stephanie Rist, which has already sparked opposition from many doctors, enters the National Assembly next week. bfa-jga/fmp/hj/swi

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