The Minister Delegate in charge of Territorial Organization and Health Professions was the guest of “8:30 a.m. franceinfo”, Saturday May 6, 2023.
Agnes Firmin Le Bodo Minister Delegate in charge of Territorial Organization and Health Professions, was the guest of “8:30 a.m. franceinfo”, Saturday May 6, 2023. End of the vaccination obligation for caregivers, lifting of the Covid alert, end of life , medical deserts, temporary doctors… She answered questions from Jules de Kiss and Hadrien Bect.
End of the vaccination obligation for caregivers: “It’s unacceptable”
“This law repeals the vaccination obligation. It is unacceptable”estimated Agnès Firmin Le Bodo, after the adoption by the deputies of a bill repealing the obligation to vaccinate against Covid-19 for caregivers. “If ever a new variant arrives, we need to be able to react quickly. This repeal of the vaccination obligation will prevent us from reacting quickly”, explained the minister. “We have to guarantee that things go well, that’s why the ministry took a little time before publishing this decree for the reintegration of nursing staff”she added.
Lifting of the maximum alert on Covid-19 by the WHO: “This is good news which must force us to remain vigilant”
“This is good news that should force us to remain vigilant”, underlined Agnès Firmin Le Bodo, after the WHO lifted the maximum level of alert on the Covid-19 pandemic on Friday. “The virus is still circulating”, warns the Minister Delegate, calling in particular on the elderly to continue to be vaccinated and on the rest of the population to “stay vigilant in barrier gestures”. “Overall immunity is almost there”she rejoiced, even if“there are always hospitalizations, deaths linked to Covid”.
Salary cap for interim doctors: “To tell you that nothing has closed would be a mistake”
The Minister Delegate in charge of Territorial Organization and Health Professions assured that the system “is holding” despite the entry into force, at the beginning of April, of the Rist law, which caps the remuneration of temporary doctors in the public sector, at 1,390 euros gross for a 24-hour call. However, this ceiling has undesirable side effects, especially on small hospitals which have no choice but to close – partially or totally – certain services, for lack of temporary doctors. “To tell you that nothing has closed would be a mistake”said Agnès Firmin Le Bodo. “We anticipated”she insisted, explaining that “The closures are temporary pending solutions.”
Hospital: the requisition of temporary workers “is one solution among others”
The requisition of temporary workers is “one of the solutions among others, it is not the solution”underlined the Minister Delegate. “The urgency is to retain the staff who are in place, to restore meaning after two years of health crisis to the exercise of their profession”she continued. “To build loyalty, we must stop this negative spiral in which we are, which leads to the flight of personnel”, she added. The Minister also returned to the “flash missions” implemented last summer which made it possible to “pass” the period. Agnès Firmin Le Bodo has also declared that she trusts “to the articulation between the hospital and the city which is set up thanks to the service of access to care”.
Medical deserts: the installation obligation for young doctors “does not work”
Agnès Firmin Le Bodo said she was opposed to the implementation of coercive measures which could force young doctors to settle in medical deserts. “It doesn’t work. Young doctors tell you that if they were under a measure of obligation, they would do something else”assured the Minister. “The European countries that have applied regulatory, coercive or compulsory measures do not work”she pointed out, admitting that “87% of France is a medical desert”.
Sanction against medical appointments not honored: “We must re-empower our fellow citizens”
“We must re-empower our fellow citizens”, pleaded the minister about medical appointments not honored by unscrupulous patients. One of the keys to combating “rabbit repeat offenders” East “first to redo a communication campaign”she explained. “If this communication campaign does not work, perhaps we will have to think about a system that goes further”warned Agnès Firmin Le Bodo.
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