At the same time the Republic in progress (LREM) of Charente and emergency doctor, Thomas Mesnier, highlighted Wednesday evening, on Europe 1, the financial efforts announced by the government to save the public hospital. According to him, the institutions are facing "a serious chronic illness" and the announcements of Prime Minister Philippe Philippe, "an unprecedented investment", which "has never been done so far", go in the right direction.
The head of government announced Wednesday that the state would take 10 billion euros of the debt of hospitals over three years but also that the budget of hospitals would benefit from a boost of 1.5 billion euros over three years, including 300 million from 2020. For its part, the Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn, promised that an annual premium of 800 euros net would be awarded in a "sustainable" way to some 40,000 nurses and caregivers living in Paris and his near suburbs and earning less than 1,900 euros a month.
A sick public hospital
Thomas Mesnier believes that these measures will "deeply restore breath to our public hospital". Faced with the disappointment posted by many caregivers after these announcements, the MP says "understand the anger that has been expressed for several months" and "hear that [what the government proposes, note] is not enough." But explains that you have to be patient.
"We are reversing the state of disarray of our public hospital," he said, adding that these measures are "a very good first step to breathe new life", knowing that "the The illness of the public hospital is not two years old but ten to twenty years old.
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The deputy, who is also a co-author with Pierre Carli, head of the Paris Samu, the report on emergencies, recalls that "financial measures of attractiveness for staff, but also to invest in the public hospital", were as well as "governance announcements".
"Other premiums" for caregivers in the regions
Regarding premiums dedicated to carers living in Île-de-France, a controversial measure, Thomas Mesnier justifies this measure by "a problem of purchasing power in Paris and the Paris region to which it was necessary to respond." He also mentioned "other bonuses, which will improve the purchasing power of carers outside Paris".
Despite this financial gesture, a new event is scheduled for Tuesday, December 17 to defend the public hospital.