The government postpones the vaccination obligation for nursing staff until December 31

The government postpones the vaccination obligation for nursing staff until December 31

The government has abandoned the ballast in Guadeloupe and Martinique: decided to postpone to December 31 Completion of the implementation of the vaccination obligation For caregivers at the origin of the crisis in the West Indies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health announced In a joint press release.

The vaccination was to be implemented on November 15 in the West Indies, the day the general strike was called in Guadeloupe. The movement then moved to Martinique, where the protest began on November 22.

This decision comes as a result of consultations between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sebastien Licornu, and the Minister of Health, Olivier Veran, with the elected officials of the two regions. “If the law of the Republic is to be applied in all the French provinces, and therefore in Guadeloupe and Martinique, then the conditions of application must be adapted to the health and social situation of these two regions in order to ensure particularly good care for the sick and continuity of care”And Explanation of the two ministries.

Listening and dialogue groups

In Guadeloupe, where the vaccination level of caregivers is now close to 90%, Listening and dialogue groups Will be prepared from Monday to receive “Individually for each professional concerned with suspension due to non-compliance with the vaccination obligation”Adds the press release.

The vaccination date has also been postponed to December 31 in Martinique “All caregivers, health, medical and social workers, home assistants and firefighters”. After the mediation procedure at Martinique University Hospital, its employees have already benefited from this extension until the end of the year.

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Whether in Guadeloupe or Martinique, for professionals who will accept this single machine, “The suspension of their fees will be lifted for the duration of this exchange.”. On the other hand, those who refuse Their suspension will continue., defines the text.

The government also remember that, at a time when “It seems that a fifth wave is emerging, and protecting the health of our citizens is an absolute priority.”. Now, he adds, “This protection includes the vaccination of all professionals who care for, help or support the French, especially the most vulnerable among them.”.

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Le Monde with Agence France-Presse and Reuters

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