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France records 1,300 resignations among nurses, health minister says, but dismisses reports of hospital capacity suffering — RT World News

The minister of health in France said that there were 1,300 resignations from the French healthcare sector. This is amid reports that 20% of French hospitals had closed due to staff shortages. It is not known what the cause of this problem may be.

Olivier Veran, Minister of Health, spoke to journalists on Thursday. saidHis office attempted to explain the spike in resignations, which will lead to many hospitals being short-staffed during the hectic autumn-winter. 

“Among nurses, there are 1,300 resignations recorded,”Veran said on Thursday that this problem wasn’t unique to European countries. He pointed out that many nurses joined the medical profession right during the pandemic and speculated that exhaustion could have played a role in their exit.

The minister’s comments came after numerous reports in the French media that hospitals were struggling to cope due to a lack of caregivers. The minister’s comments came after numerous reports in French media that hospitals were struggling to cope due to a lack of caregivers. Paris’s Bichat–Claude Bernard HospitalOnly six out of the 24 available nursing positions have been filled. This means that only four beds of the 28 are still vacant.  



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The Scientific Council spoke to BFMTV to confirm that one fifth of French hospital beds are currently shut down due to a shortage of nurses. The report also affirmed Veran’s view that many caregivers were exhausted by the demands being placed on them during the pandemic. 

Veran rejected the 20% number, but it seems that the true figure was closer to 5%. Veran requested an investigation into the reasons for the resignations. 

Although hospitalizations in France have decreased since the coronavirus vaccines became available, it has been difficult for the French to contain the outbreak. France banned 3,000 non-vaccinated workers from the health sector in September for failing to get a Covid-19 vaccination as per new regulations.

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