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Text by FRANCE 24 (with wires)

Latest update : 2009-05-12

As the French senate discusses the “Bachelot laws” that would redistribute administrative power in hospitals, medical staff are poised for another strike.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy made an attempt on Monday to preempt rumblings about laws proposed by French health minister Roselyne Bachelot. Sarkozy agreed to certain modifications in the execution of the laws on the eve of a senate debate on the subject.

 

Speqking before a hundred managers at the universal hospital centre (CHU), deans of medical schools and doctors gathered at the Elysée presidential palace, Sarkozy discussed six proposed changes regarding the planned reforms of the CHU, including those of hospital administration, the primary sticking point for the law’s dissenters.

 

“I have come to agree with these [suggestions]. I will ask the government to propose an amendment at the senate to integrate them into the new hospital laws” he said.
 

Date created : 2009-05-12

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