STORY – An obstacle course for the mayor after the departure of the practitioners from the medical office.

The small gray building in the middle of the building bars is empty. On the smoked windows of the medical office, we read an announcement from the town hall: “Practice offices for general practitioners for rent. Insured activity». Already more than a year ago, the 1er October 2020, six practitioners, the equivalent of three full-time, left this firm in Rezé (Loire-Atlantique) against a backdrop of personal disagreements.

The decision then directly affects the 6300 inhabitants of the popular district of the Castle, classified priority of city (QPV). 4,000 of them find themselves overnight without a doctor, and no serious replacement shows up. In an emergency, teleconsultations are organized at the nearby pharmacy and the medical files are recovered from the Council of the Order of Doctors of Loire-Atlantique. “The cabinet number was then no longer even assigned”, assures Julie, an ex-patient. Only 60% of patients have now found a doctor in Rezé, Nantes or Bouguenais, the neighboring towns…

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