A year after the opening of a first medical center in Ariège, Carole Delga believes that the device responds to the failures of the health system.
When the government presented, Thursday, July 13, measures to fight against medical deserts, the Occitanie Region defended the results of a measure put in place in July 2022 with the opening of a first health center in Ariège: the salary of doctors. “A solution that is proven today,” said President Carole Delga.
She advances, after a year of existence of the “My health, my Region” system, the recruitment of 66 health professionals, in detail, “44 general practitioners, 1 midwife and 21 medical secretaries”. They work in the 11 health centers opened during the past year, in areas that are under-endowed with medical personnel. In the former Languedoc-Roussillon, these are located in Saint-Gilles and Saint-Hilaire-de-Bretmas in the Gard, as well as in Millas in the Pyrénées-Orientales. Among the scheduled openings, there are also future health centers in Bize-Minervois in Aude and Lussan in Gard.
Objective: 200 recruitments
“Access to care is currently lacking in France: territories under-staffed with doctors, unacceptable appointment times, lack of practitioners in many specialties… this system provides concrete answers to our inhabitants, with results already More than 50,000 patients have been treated in one year,” says President Delga.
The objective of the regional council is to recruit 200 health professionals by the end of the mandate and to open 10 health centers on average each year. Communities, representatives of health professionals and associations of interns are associated “so that this device is useful and adapted to the realities of each territory”.