Europe1 .fr with AFP 5:37 p.m., July 05, 2022

The new Minister of Health François Braun indicated Tuesday during a hearing at the National Assembly that the reintegration of caregivers not vaccinated against Covid "is not topical".

He also clarified that they represent "a little less than 12,000 (people) of all professions".

The reintegration of caregivers not vaccinated against Covid "is not relevant", said the new Minister of Health François Braun on Tuesday during a hearing at the National Assembly, underlining the "very low proportion" of hospital workers suspended for this reason.

0.53% suspended agents

"The latest survey conducted among the ARS (regional health agencies), health and medico-social establishments shows a very low proportion of suspended agents, 0.53%", he indicated on the occasion. a discussion on the "health monitoring and safety" bill.

This represents "a little less than 12,000 (people) of all professions, with technical and administrative staff", he said later, in response to a question.

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The government text acknowledging the end of most emergency health measures against the Covid epidemic after July 31, MP Ugo Bernalicis (LFI) had previously asked the minister if he was "planned to reintegrate caregivers" after this deadline and Philippe Gosselin (LR) had estimated "that it would be time to make a kind of amnesty".

“An additional overload of our health system”

The reintegration of these caregivers has been the subject of a series of questions from several opposition groups.

"It is not topical and it is not the subject of this text", replied François Braun, affirming that he was "not used to kicking into touch, even (if he) did ten years of rugby".

"I prefer to underline the responsibility and the commitment of the vast majority of professionals who have been vaccinated", added this professional emergency doctor, explaining that "not to be vaccinated is more patients (therefore) an additional overload of our healthcare system.

Nevertheless, “the suspension of this obligation remains possible by decree, after consulting the scientific authorities of course, and if the epidemic situation allows it”, he recalled.

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