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Doctor, is it serious? French healthcare pushed to the brink by Covid-19

By: Mark OWEN Follow | Alessandro XENOS

France is in the grip of a pandemic, with a medical sector more and more angry over its status. An average nurse takes home less than €2,000 a month and French health workers are among the lowest paid in the OECD countries. On Monday, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe promised that they would soon get pay increases as part of an overhaul of France's hospital system. Will it be enough? Mark Owen and his panel of guests examine the problems and the issues facing the doctors, nurses and carers who are on the frontline fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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