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Healthcare workers fined for protesting outside hospital in Paris

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

22nd May, 2020. 12:13 pm
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Healthcare workers fined for protesting outside hospital in Paris

At least 50 health care workers have been fined and three people have been arrested for protesting outside a hospital in Paris, France.

France has 181,826 confirmed cases of coronavirus out of which 28,215 have died whereas 63,858. There are 89,753 active cases of coronavirus in France so far.

More than 400 health workers including doctors, nurses, and ancillary staff protested outside the hospital. They were seen wearing scrubs and banging trays and pans as they demanded better funding for the hospital.

French media reported the Robert Debré hospital, located in the north of Paris, was having financial issues before the coronavirus outbreak. Epidemic in France has exposed the hospital’s issue.

Protestors demanded pay rises and reforms for better working conditions for healthcare workers.

Healthcare workers gave speeches during the protest. They said that they were being overworked. They also expressed fear of contracting coronavirus.

France has ease several lockdown measures earlier this month. Shops and primary schools have begun reopening. But strict measures are being followed in Paris.

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