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Training in gender-based and sexual violence shall be made obligatory from 2024 for medical professionals, the Ministry of Health introduced on Friday. The creation of a nationwide crew of specialised investigative specialists and help for victims are among the many measures promised by the French state after the scandals of the #Metoo wave within the nation's hospitals.

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The medical world is questioning itself after the #Metoo Hospital revelations. All workers in public hospitals and nursing houses should bear coaching on gender-based and sexual violence, the Ministry of Health stated on Friday, May 31, presenting a collection of measures.

This coaching “will be made compulsory from 2024, with a period of 3 years, for all professionals working in health, social and medico-social establishments of the hospital public service”, indicated the Ministry of Health in a communicated.

On April 10, infectious illness specialist Karine Lacombe accused the well-known emergency doctor Patrick Pelloux of sexual and ethical harassment. Dr. Lacombe assures that in 2003, when she was an intern on the Parisian Saint-Antoine hospital, the place he additionally labored, the scholar interns modified their shift schedule in order to not should work nights with him. Since these revelations, testimonies from interns in opposition to their male superiors have been pouring in. #MeTooHospital is on the transfer.

A nationwide crew of specialised investigators

Among the opposite measures introduced by the Ministry of Health, virtually a month after Dr. Lacombe's accusations, embrace the creation of a nationwide crew of specialised skilled investigators, to return to assistance from well being institutions within the occasion of a report. of gender-based and sexual violence.

Today, the prospects that investigations shall be profitable after a report are too low, estimates the Ministry of Health.

The specialised crew “will make it possible to professionalize investigations” and “prevent inter-relationships”, particularly to keep away from the stifling of circumstances.

“Dedicated listening line” and “support” for victims

Furthermore, the ministry will entrust an affiliation specializing in supporting victims with the duty of establishing “a support system”, with a “dedicated listening line” and “psychological, medical and professional support the victims”.

The State may also create an annual barometer of sexist and sexual violence to “measure the extent of the phenomenon and monitor its evolution over time as well as the impact of prevention measures”.

See additionally#MeToo arrives on the hospital: are we actually stunned?

On Wednesday, just a few dozen folks gathered close to the Ministry of Health to name for “fighting sexist and sexual violence” within the medical surroundings and “demanding concrete measures”, earlier than a delegation was acquired.

The Order of Physicians has additionally promised better consideration to gender-based violence, and can perform an expert survey of medical doctors, the outcomes of which shall be identified in October.

“It is urgent to put an end to intolerable practices. It is not only the hospital but the entire (health) sector which must react and act”, indicated the Minister of Health Frédéric Valletoux, quoted within the press launch.

With AFP