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France: Nurses strike nationwide over Health Plan 202203:19

France: Nurses strike nationwide over Health Plan 2022

France, Paris
November 20, 2018 at 20:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around a hundred nurses and their supporters protested outside the Ministry of Health in Paris on Tuesday, to 'demand more recognition and resources', reports say.

The protests comes after the government unveiled the 'Health Plan 2022', which would reportedly see around 4,000 so-called 'medical assistant positions' being opened 'halfway between the secretariat and the nursing profession', to allegedly 'relieve doctors.'

"We demand the exclusivity of our skills. We did a specialisation to be surgery nurses, we are instrumentalists, we help surgeons in the operating room, like our nursing colleagues who have not done the specialisation. So we demand the exclusivity of our skills as anaesthesia nurses," said Isabelle, a nurse.

Similar protests were held in other French cities, including Marseille, Rennes, Lille, Lyon, Strasbourg, Toulouse, and others.

France: Nurses strike nationwide over Health Plan 202203:19
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Around a hundred nurses and their supporters protested outside the Ministry of Health in Paris on Tuesday, to 'demand more recognition and resources', reports say.

The protests comes after the government unveiled the 'Health Plan 2022', which would reportedly see around 4,000 so-called 'medical assistant positions' being opened 'halfway between the secretariat and the nursing profession', to allegedly 'relieve doctors.'

"We demand the exclusivity of our skills. We did a specialisation to be surgery nurses, we are instrumentalists, we help surgeons in the operating room, like our nursing colleagues who have not done the specialisation. So we demand the exclusivity of our skills as anaesthesia nurses," said Isabelle, a nurse.

Similar protests were held in other French cities, including Marseille, Rennes, Lille, Lyon, Strasbourg, Toulouse, and others.

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