Emergency room doctors and nurses have been on a protest outside the French health ministry with strikes at dozens of hospitals throughout the country as medical professionals issued a warning that budget cuts are leading France’s world-class health system to the edge of collapse and putting patients’ lives in danger. With a sharp shortage of local community doctors in many rural areas as well as in small towns, France’s hospital-centered system is seeing emergency rooms increasingly called upon by a growing population.
Christophe Prudhomme, an associate ER doctor in Bobbing north of Paris, and a health representative for the left CGT union, said that for years, we’ve watched the cuts to the National Health Service in the UK the NHS can be strangled fast by a government because it’s funded directly by general taxes, on the other hand in France it’s harder because of funding from specific social security payments. But while we have refrained for years, cuts in France now mean our system is falling. There is a lack of individuals. to save lots of cash, the govt. is reducing the number of beds and also the number of doctors. There are deaths as a result of it. Linda Pillion, an associate ER nurse at a hospital in Toulon within the south, same our health system was among the most effective within the world, however, I am fearing that it’s falling to items. The French president, Emmanuel diacritical mark, has noted that the hospital’s area unit troubled thanks to the dearth of general doctors in rural areas, and also the closures of clinics, further as budget constraints. Abdel Dougha, could be a care assistant World Health Organization works nights within the ER as Paris’s Saint-Antoine hospital, which has seen consistent strike actions since March. There is a need for recognition for what we do, he stated. The government is only just started to listen when we’ve been alerting them to this crisis for so long.