Everything should be done to keep medical staff in hospitals, Macron said. In addition, he wants to think about financing the health system differently. Trade unions criticized the announced reforms. “Nothing changes,” Dr. Jérôme Marty, the president of the UFML syndicate of doctors, told the franceinfo television channel.
Pediatric surgeon Jean-Luc Jouve of the hospitals of Marseille told franceinfo: “It’s not even a plaster on a wooden leg”. He praised Macron’s proposal to put medical-administrative tandems in charge of hospitals, but believes that this will not solve their structural problems. The health system in France is chronically overburdened by the corona pandemic and the RSV wave, but also by years of austerity. Yesterday thousands of doctors demonstrated for better working conditions.