Approximately 3,000 French citizens working in the medical and care sector were suspended because they decided not to be vaccinated. CCP virus Prior to the deadline imposed by the government, the French Minister of Health announced Thursday.
Two months ago, President Emmanuel Macron said hospital staff, ambulance technicians, nursing home workers, doctors, members of the fire brigade, and the elderly and handicapped at home (a total of about 2.6 million people). Employee) was ordered to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. By September 15th.
“Yesterday, about 3,000 people were suspended from health and social welfare facility staff who were not yet on the vaccination course,” said Olivier Veran. Told to French RTL radio..
“Most of the suspensions are temporary … many of them decided to get vaccinated because they thought the vaccination obligations were real,” he added.
Nearly 450 healthcare workers have been suspended at a hospital in Nice, southern France, according to the local daily Nice Mattin.
The French government reported on September 7 that approximately 84% of long-term and medical facility staff were vaccinated twice.This is about in total 300,000 certified workers remain unvaccinated..
The French Supreme Court prohibits employers from dismissing staff in the medical and care sector, but officials say unvaccinated employees could be dismissed or their wages suspended. He said he announced a new mission earlier this year.
“From September 15th, if you are a caregiver and not vaccinated, you will not be able to work and you will no longer be paid,” Belan said earlier this week in France’s LCI. Said in an interview. Reported by AA..
Healthcare workers who receive only one vaccine should be tested for CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus every three days until the second dose is completed (October). 15 is the deadline for both vaccines.
Businesses and employers are fined if they do not comply with Macron’s orders and are fined three times a month and then fined up to $ 4,430 (€ 3,750). Les Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace report.. Penalties may also involve up to 6 months in prison.
Some hospitals have previously expressed concern that mass dismissals could lead to staff shortages.
Emmanuel Signon has managed to survive the worst of the CCP virus pandemic and maintain a nursing home in western France, but he is now facing a new crisis.
“We feel like we’re living in a third wave, but this time it’s a wave of talent,” Shinyon said at a nursing home in Bordeaux, southwestern Paris, on Tuesday.
Vanessa Perotti, a medical worker in Clichy’s “Hopital Beausion”, a working class in the suburbs of Paris, is also one of the workers who decided to quit her job in the medical field without being vaccinated.
Thierry Paysant, a firefighter at Nice’s public hospital system, took a different approach, setting up a tent in front of the city’s Sampon Monastery and setting up a placard with the words “Hunger Strike” in large red letters. rice field.
“We will go as far as we can,” Paysant said outside the monastery where he also set up a camp stove.
He added that he was not against the vaccination itself, but against those who were forced to be shot or risk losing their jobs.
“It’s hard to swallow,” he said. “It was imposed in a violent way.”
Some media outlets have attempted to characterize the demonstration as an “anti-vaccine,” but many protesters say they oppose the vaccine’s passport and obligations, not the vaccine itself.
Vaccine passports have been flagged by various organizations, including free groups of citizens, to build a two-tiered society of vaccination and non-vaccination.
Reuters contributed to this report.
from NTD News