“Exhausted” protests by medical professionals in France October 16 at 10:49 a.m.
As the spread of the new coronavirus spread again in France, doctors and nurses protested for improved treatment and work environment. With the prolonged response to viruses, fatigue is spreading in the medical field, and how to support healthcare professionals has become a major issue.
Protests were held in various parts of the country on the 15th at the call of unions made by medical professionals such as Doctors and Nurses in France, of which hundreds of people gathered in Paris.
Participants appealed to the government to improve their treatment and work environment, with placards that read “We are exhausted” and banners calling for more staff.
A survey conducted this month by a group of French nurses showed that 57 percent of nurses said they were “burned out” and one in three said they wanted to change jobs.
A female nurse who participated in the protest said, “It’s burning out beyond fatigue. We can’t make us work any more.”
Due to the rapid spread of infection in France, nighttime outings are prohibited from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. in Paris and other locations from the 17th of this month.
The union, which called for protests on this issue, said, “In order to reduce the burden on healthcare professionals, in addition to improving treatment and the working environment, it is necessary to introduce strict measures such as restrictions on going out.”