French private clinic charges go up:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The French ministry responsible for health has agreed to an overall increase in private clinic charges of 2.3% so that the salaries of some categories of professionals in this sector can rise. This will go some way towards calming the current unrest among some private sector medical professionals who have been taking industrial action because they claim that they are earning less than their counterparts in the public sector. The government has also given private clinics Fr 600 million ($84 million) to extend services in certain targeted areas such as surgery, gynaecology/obstetrics, and rehabilitation. These two measures will take effect on May 1.
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