When Doctor Laurent Berdah opens his office, it is 7 a.m. A patient is already waiting; it is about a cleaning agent worried to have been contaminated by the coronavirus. In Champigny-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne), there are only two general practitioners for 6,000 inhabitants: a veritable medical desert at the gates of Paris. “These are scary areas, says the health professional. We often hear that in the city of Mordacs, there are firefighters and police who have been attacked.”
Result: we have to manage the influx of patients. To ease tensions, the doctor can count on his medical assistant: for Linda Chenouine, there is no question of giving up. Yet during the first wave, she and the doctor fell ill, while another GP died from the coronavirus, without being replaced.
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