Covid-19 – France: Macron promised a ‘massive’ new investment plan for public hospitals

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French President Macron promised a ‘massive’ new investment plan for public hospitals, after years of cuts in the country’s renowned health care system that have complicated efforts to stem the spread of the virus.

‘Once this crisis is over, a massive investment plan and an upgrade of the career paths will be put in place for our hospital system,’ said Macron.

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