caregivers demonstrate throughout France to “defend the health system”

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18h42 : There were 6,000 caregivers in Paris according to a union source, and 2,100 according to the police headquarters, to demand an end to bed closures in public hospitals and better working conditions.

16h03 : Before passing the levers of this live, here is a new summary of the news:

• Valérie Pécresse was nominated as the Republicans’ presidential candidate. She beat Eric Ciotti in the second round of the congress organized online with members. Follow the reactions in our direct.

• Caregivers demonstrate this afternoon in Paris, called by several organizations and unions to ask for more resources for the public hospital. They have been received by the Ministry of Health. Follow the mobilization.

Visiting Saudi Arabia, Emmanuel Macron met Crown Prince Mohammed ben Salman. We talked about absolutely everything without any taboos. We were able to address the issue of human rights “, he then assured.

• Telethon pledges amounted to € 26,199,337 at 4 pm, franceinfo learned from the organizers. To make a pledge, dial 36 37, go online or through the “digital challenges” organized online.

• The departments of Pyrénées-Atlantiques and Hautes-Pyrénées are placed on orange alert for avalanches, reports Météo France.

15h37 : “We were listened to.” The caregivers who demonstrated in Paris were received at the Ministry of Health, according to France Bleu Mayenne, which follows the mobilization. “We regret that Minister Véran, who was warned on October 11 [de notre venue], made us receive by an advisor “, commented a participant in the meeting.

14h21 : The caregivers continue their march in Paris, as a surfer on Twitter shows you.

13h50 : “The Covid has accelerated the deterioration of working conditions”, estimates with franceinfo the doctor Arnaud Chiche, founder of the collective Santé en Danger. While caregivers are currently protesting to demand more funds for the public hospital, he describes “a degraded crisis situation which has become the norm” in health facilities.

13h23 : The demonstration of caregivers has started in Paris. France Bleu Mayenne, which follows a procession from its department, publishes some images. “An emergency plan for the public hospital”, can we read in particular on a sign.

12h20 : The caregivers are called to demonstrate this afternoon by several organizations and unions in order to ask for more resources for the public hospital. The first participants begin to regroup in Paris.

12h01 : It is noon, time for a new update on the news:

• Valérie Pécresse or Eric Ciotti? D-Day for the Republicans, who will know around 2:30 p.m. the name of their presidential candidate. The result will be announced by party chairman Christian Jacob. Follow our live.

• Telethon pledges at 11 am to 13,742,170 euros, franceinfo learned from the organizers. The 35th Telethon, which raises funds for the fight against rare diseases, opened last night and will last until tomorrow.

• The caregivers are called to demonstrate this afternoon in Paris by several organizations and unions in order to ask for more resources for the public hospital. Follow the mobilization in our direct.

11:30 : “Right now we are at a dead end. We are department heads trying to deal with poverty.”

On franceinfo, this member of the inter-hospital collective who calls for demonstrations in Paris, warns of the lack of resources in public hospitals.

Isabelle Desguerre, head of the neuropediatrics department at Necker hospital in Paris. (AURELIE LADET / MAXPPP)

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11:30 : “Despite the pandemic, health remains absent from political debates”, note Release. The national daily devotes its coverage to the mobilization of caregivers. As West France.

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11h29 : “We are doing this to treat people. The French are in danger. Their health is in danger. We are doing this to educate the French and be received by the government.”

All hope that this event will alert politicians and public opinion to the situation of the health system.

11h29 : “This movement comes when professionals are at their wit’s end.” Lack of staff, closed beds, cascading resignations … While the fifth wave of Covid-19 is affecting France, caregivers meet in front of the Ministry of Health at 1 p.m. “We are tired of being considered as pawns, as the causes of a problem, when we are only the consequences “, exposed to franceinfo Jérôme Marty, president of the UFML union.

11h29 : We start immediately with a point on the news:

• Valérie Pécresse or Eric Ciotti? D-Day for the Republicans, who will know around 2:30 p.m. the name of their presidential candidate. The result will be announced by party chairman Christian Jacob.

• Telethon pledges amount to 10,100,221 euros, franceinfo learned from the organizers. This 35th edition opened last night and will last until tomorrow.

• Faced with the lack of resources in public hospitals, caregivers are called to demonstrate this afternoon in Paris in front of the Ministry of Health.

• In full tour in the Gulf, Emmanuel Macron is due to meet during the day in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) the crown prince Mohammed ben Salman, strong man of the kingdom, to discuss in particular the situation in Lebanon.