Paris : free parking for doctors in 2018

Health 5 July, 2017

SOS Doctors

Published the 05.07.2017 at 12.25 p.m


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Doctors, nurses, midwives, masseur-physiotherapists and speech and language pathologists will be officially exempt from parking fees during their visits to Paris, and this as early as 1 January 2018. It is a decision of the City of Paris, who announced this on Tuesday.

In detail, these health professionals practicing in the capital, and registered in Paris or in the small crown, will receive a free card PRO-Care home, subject to the condition that they justify at least 100 procedures per year.

For others, a reduced rate will be offered ” close to the tariff-residential “. The City of Paris considers that such aid is justified, ” because of the importance of daily missions they perform.

Zero tolerance

This is a great victory for the trade unions of doctors and other medical professions, who have been fighting for months to unload their membership of such costs. “Many cities (Lille, Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Troyes, Pau…) have introduced a zero-tolerance policy and verbal about doctors or impose packages, parking exorbitant,” recalls the Confédération des syndicats médicaux français (CSMF) in a press release.

“The CSMF, which supports the CSMF 75 on this since a year, welcomes its two main demands have finally been heard by the City of Paris “.

The times are changing

If, in the past, the caduceus was responsible for parking fees, today, it is no longer the case. The abuse – by the doctors themselves, and by the use of false and the hardening of the policy of parking all over France prompted the city councils and their agents to abandon this tolerance.

“There has been a drift, due in 2016 Pourquoidocteur Dr. Bernard Jomier, deputy-mayor of the capital. On Paris, there are more than 10 000 caducées so that we know that at just over 900 doctors have actually need “

A reform adopted in 2015, provided for a card designed for mobile professionals, costing 240 euros per year, and the purchase of which gave access to a discounted rate. A solution that had not received the support of trade unions medical.