in the Gers, a territorial center fights against the medical desert

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Ch. Neidhardt, M. Chouvellon, E. Hebert – France 3

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Saturday May 14, a territorial health center in the Gers is full of patients. Given the lack of doctors, the opening of the center is appreciated.

florence health center (ger) do not give up We no longer have a doctor, ours has retired and all the doctors within a 20 km radius no longer want to take patients.”says a woman, who traveled more than 20 km to come. “It’s good for patients because finding a doctor is not always easy, especially in the countryside.adds a man.

The territorial health center, installed in the facilities of an old school, has two general practitioners, as well as an assistant and a medical secretary. They are salaried by the departmental council of Gers. “The advantage of being an employee is to have (…) flexibility in terms of hours and amount of work”, explains amélie Muddoctor employee at the Gers departmental health center. The Gers is facing a shortage of doctors. There were only four liberal doctors before the territorial health center was installed”stresses Jerome samalenosVice President of the Departmental Council of the Gers.


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