The waiting rooms of general practitioners contrast with overcrowded corridors in French hospitals. With the increase in the number of cases of contamination with the Covid-19 coronavirus in recent weeks, people sick with other pathologies are reluctant to go to private doctors, often for fear of being in contact with the virus, which killed Monday March 30 more than 400 people. The concern is that these usual diseases have not disappeared, replaced by the coronavirus.
In a practice in Chantepie, in Ille-et-Vilaine, despite the development of telemedicine, the number of appointments was cut in half. “I think it is an anxiety to come and catch this coronavirus, when we know that different patients can cross a medical office, especially a group office where there is a lot of passage”, estimates of doctor Thierry Labarthe.
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