Since October 27, these biologists have suspended the transmission of screening data on the SI-DEP platform, a device that makes it possible to follow the epidemic in France, to protest the planing of 250 million euros that the government intends to impose on them via the financing bill for social security.
“This strike deprives the authorities of quantitative monitoring of PCR tests (…), although there are other indicators“monitoring the Covid epidemic, Thomas Fatôme said in an interview published on the daily website.
For sick leave related to positive PCR tests, “it makes life more complicated for the insured and Cnam’s handling of these sick leave notices“, he pointed out.
“If the movement continues, we will have to ask the insured to send the test result individually for each individual. This is one of the reasons why I call on biological laboratories to show responsibility and stop this approach as soon as possible.“, launched the director general of Cnam.
“It is not up to public money to maintain a speculative bubble around laboratories”
Asked about the savings in the budget proposal for social security, Thomas Fatôme insisted on “the profitability of the pre-Covid sector and the significant improvement in the financial situation of laboratories since“.
“It is not up to public money to maintain a speculative bubble around laboratories”, launched the health insurance pilot.
But, he clarified, “we never asked for 250 million in savings in 2023, then another 250 million in 2024 and so on.”
Thomas Fatôme urged “the laboratories to put public health back at the forefront of priorities, not to mix rate discussions and surveillance of the epidemic and continuity of care.“.
The Minister of Health, François Braun, assessed on Friday that the biologists with their movement affecting the SI-DEP file, “take the entire population hostage“.