The Minister of Health condemns the attack on two caregivers in a hospital in Montpellier

(photo d’illustration). – Philippe Lopez / AFP

“I give my full support to the two caregivers attacked on Monday in the emergency room of the Lapeyronie hospital in Montpellier”, declared this Wednesday on social networks François Braun, Minister of Health. The attack on a nurse and a caregiver in the emergency room of Lapeyronie hospital was revealed by our colleagues from Figarowho obtained confirmation of the information from the Montpellier prosecutor’s office.

“I strongly condemn this attack, as well as all forms of violence against health professionals, which are unacceptable,” wrote the Minister of Health on Twitter.

Six days of ITT

According Le Figaro, the assault allegedly took place on the night of Monday, August 15, shortly after midnight, in the emergency department. “Dissatisfied with the waiting time”, two adults would have insulted the health personnel, before hitting a nurse and pushing a caregiver to the ground.

The two adults, members of a family from the “traveller community”, accompanied a 14-year-old girl who had just had an allergic reaction to a spider bite, the daily recounts.

The two victims, who benefited from six days of ITT (temporary incapacity for work) filed a complaint, while the hospital decided to bring a civil action before the court.

In 2021, attacks on doctors, mainly verbal, “returned on the rise”, after a slight decline in 2020 due to Covid, according to the Order of Physicians.

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