July 4, 2022

a monthly premium for nurses in critical care services

In the aftermath of tightening restrictions due to the fifth wave of Covid-19 and the spread of the Omicron variant, Prime Minister Jean Castex announced Tuesday, December 28, the payment of a monthly premium of one amount of 100 euros net to nurses in critical care and resuscitation services.

“These services require a qualification, a very strong technicality and the difficulty of this task can be detrimental to the attractiveness of these services”, explained the Prime Minister, specifying that the« intention [du gouvernement] is to follow the guidelines ” a report from the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs (IGAS) on the subject, which the Minister of Health will present next week.

Some 24,000 people are affected by this salary increase, according to Mr. Castex, who spoke at the end of a visit, alongside the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, of an intensive care unit of the intercommunal hospital center from Créteil.

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Materialize “essential recognition”

“We are going to implement from January 2022 one of the strong measures proposed by this report, which is to grant nurses in these critical care services, which still amounts to around 24,000 in France, a bonus. recognizing this specificity, this technicality, of 100 euros per month, which will therefore be paid from January ”, he said.

“It is, as an extension of the efforts that the nation is making under the Health Segur, an indispensable recognition for these services which we obviously need more than ever in the current crisis that we are going through with the arrival of the variant. Omicron “, said the head of government, who once again insisted on the importance of vaccination.

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The next measures to be announced by Mr. Véran, established from the IGAS report, will be a “Full plan”, in the words of the Prime Minister, in order to “Review the attractiveness, training, qualification, conditions of professional practice in these critical care services, to recognize the technicality of those who work there”.

The World with AFP