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Emmanuel Macron to discuss overhaul of healthcare system at Evry hospital on Friday

Emmanuel Macron to discuss overhaul of healthcare system at Evry hospital on Friday

Emmanuel Macron to discuss overhaul of healthcare system at Evry hospital on Friday

He didn’t just come to wish a Happy New Year. Emmanuel Macron will discuss on Friday a massive health overhaul project, “out of breath” by the government’s own admission, during a visit to a hospital in Essonne, in the Paris region. “The President of the Republic will travel to the Southern Francilian Hospital Center (CHSF)” in Essonne “to present his wishes to health professionals, hospitals and liberals,” the Élysée Palace announced on Wednesday.

This hospital was the victim of a massive computer attack in August. The head of state “will return to the actions taken, the tasks that need to be solved, as well as the work that needs to be done to restore our healthcare system,” the president said.

Accompanied by Minister of Health François Braun, he will go, among other things, to meet with pediatric teams “under conditions of high tensions in relation to pediatric emergency care,” she added. President Macron, who is hosting a welcoming ceremony dedicated to medical workers at the Elysee Palace for the first time in six years, will make announcements to that effect, the executive adviser said.

“To go much further, faster and stronger”

His decisions are eagerly awaited by a sector that is experiencing a period of extreme tension, congestion with emergencies and a severe shortage of medical staff in hospitals and in the city amid a triple winter epidemic of Covid-19, influenza and bronchiolitis. The government has promised to “retool” the healthcare system after billions of euros have been invested under the Ségur de la santé since 2020 to make the sector more attractive.

In a sign of this tension, the collective has called on liberal doctors to continue this week’s strike, which began the day after Christmas, to force a reassessment of consultation with a national demonstration scheduled for Thursday in Paris. FO-Santé, the second union for hospital workers, has called for an indefinite strike from January 10 to protest the government’s “inaction”.

The head of state’s entourage believes that Emmanuel Macron unveiled his “philosophy” in 2018 when he launched his reform to strengthen the supply of medical care in the long term, in particular by removing the numerus clausus from medical research. “Part of the way has been covered,” but for these measures to bear fruit, years are needed, time for training new generations of caregivers, the same source claims.

During his re-election campaign in the spring, Emmanuel Macron acknowledged the need to “go much further, faster and stronger”, in particular by strengthening “prevention policies”, “simplifying hospitals and their management” and improving “access to emergency care”. He made it one of two “major projects” of his second five-year plan, along with the school.

Source: Le Parisien

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