Biologists’ strike – Medical laboratories in Epinal have been closed since this Monday

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In Epinal, as in all of France, the biology laboratories have been closed since Monday, to protest against the bill that provides for a saving of 250 million euros in the Social Security budget (the PLFSS) 2023 Let’s take stock with Dr. Fabien Lacroix, biologist at the EspaceBio laboratory in Epinal.

It is a strike followed en masse! In Epinal, all the medical analysis laboratories have been on strike for at least three days since Monday 14 November. The movement is national, on Monday 95% of the 4,200 medical analysis laboratories are closed. Liberal biologists protest against the planes provided for by the social security budget (the PLFSS). The liberal biologists, in fact, are engaged in a showdown with the government following the planning of 250 million euros requested by them in the 2023 draft budget of the social security.

“The government is attacking the financing of medical biology. We strike against the contribution of 250 million euros that the government wants to recover. We are not against a reduction, but it must be done consistently. “explains Dr. Fabien Lacroix, biologist of the EspaceBio laboratory in Epinal.

Savings on routine and emergency analyzes

The laboratories are not opposed to a contribution of principle, but denounce the modalities. The state wants them to save money by lowering the prices of their deeds. “The government wants to recover these 250 million euros by definitively lowering the price of our documents” testifies the biologist of the EspaceBio laboratory in Epinal. Laboratories are ready to participate in the collective effort after the Covid-19 epidemic, but they want this effort to be made on Covid analyzes and not on routine and emergency analysis.

In Epinal, as in all of France, the workshops are closed for at least 3 days. The movement is supported by large groups of private laboratories, as well as by the network of Independent Biologists (LBI). Several unions of other professions have also given their support to biologists. “For the moment, three days have passed but it will be renewable depending on the progress we have or the negotiations. ” he continues.

Uninsured non-emergency procedures

“The government wants to reduce common acts like the classic blood test. We find this inconsistent. , protests Dr. Fabien Lacroix. From this Monday the workshops are closed. In the event of an emergency, Epinal’s Emile Durkheim hospital center has a sampling slot and pharmacists carry out Covid-19 tests.

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In Epinal, as in all of France, the biology laboratories have been closed since Monday, to protest against the bill that provides for a saving of 250 million euros in the Social Security budget (the PLFSS) 2023 Let’s take stock with Dr. Fabien Lacroix, biologist at the EspaceBio laboratory in Epinal.

It is a strike followed en masse! In Epinal, all the medical analysis laboratories have been on strike for at least three days since Monday 14 November. The movement is national, on Monday 95% of the 4,200 medical analysis laboratories are closed. Liberal biologists protest against the planes provided for by the social security budget (the PLFSS). The liberal biologists, in fact, are engaged in a showdown with the government following the planning of 250 million euros requested by them in the 2023 draft budget of the social security.

“The government attacks the financing of medical biology. We are hitting against the contribution of 250 million euros that the government wants to recover. We are not against a reduction, but it must be done consistently.”explains Dr. Fabien Lacroix, biologist of the EspaceBio laboratory in Epinal.

Savings on routine and emergency analyzes

The laboratories are not opposed to a contribution of principle, but denounce the modalities. The state wants them to save money by lowering the prices of their deeds. “The government wants to recover these 250 million euros by definitively lowering the price of our documents” testifies the biologist of the EspaceBio laboratory in Epinal. Laboratories are ready to participate in the collective effort after the Covid-19 epidemic, but they want this effort to be made on Covid analyzes and not on routine and emergency analysis. In Epinal, as in all of France, the workshops are closed for at least 3 days. The movement is supported by large groups of private laboratories, as well as by the network of Independent Biologists (LBI). Several unions of other professions have also given their support to biologists. “Three days have passed for now but it will be renewable depending on the progress we have or the negotiations”. he continues.

Uninsured non-emergency procedures

“The government wants to reduce common acts like the classic blood test. We find this inconsistent.”, protests Dr. Fabien Lacroix. From this Monday the workshops are closed. In the event of an emergency, Epinal’s Emile Durkheim hospital center has a sampling slot and pharmacists carry out Covid-19 tests. CKN




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