The tragic story of a woman who lost her baby while giving birth in her car made headlines across France on Sunday and sparked concerns over a lack equality in a healthcare system regarded by the World Health Organization as the best in the world.
Longstanding fears that France is no longer able to offer equal access to healthcare have been reawakened after a woman was forced to give birth in a motorway lay-by because she was unable to make it to her nearest maternity hospital.
“It is obvious the quality of care in some areas has been degraded and it now needs restructuring. If the government does not deal with this problem, we are only going to hear about similar tragic stories in the future. That is the reality.”
Date created : 2012-10-21