France offers ICU nurses monthly bonus of € 100 amid Covid-19 exhaustion

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France will pay intensive care nurses an additional 100 euros per month from January as it seeks to improve the working conditions of staff exhausted by the fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Tuesday.

“It is about improving the attractiveness, training, qualification, working conditions in intensive care units, recognizing the skills of those who work there,” Castex said during a visit to a ward. intensive care unit in Créteil, near Paris.

The bonus precedes a broader set of measures that will be unveiled next week by Minister of Health Olivier Veran to stem staff shortages on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19.

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has seen a record number of cases increase in France, putting additional pressure on intensive care units in public hospitals.

(REUTERS)

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