The Premier of Quebec, François Legault, indicated that 11,200 workers in the health care system are missing in the province. Full-time workers, in particular, are sorely lacking.
During his press briefing, Tuesday, François Legault launched a new appeal for help, especially full time, in CHSLDs. He asks employees who have finished their quarantine to return to work.
The Premier also reiterated his intention to resolve the problem of underpaid workers, with or without the agreement of the union centers.
A process is underway on the Treasury’s side to grant additional bonuses to full-time workers working in the health network. The Premier wants to announce the details of this measure quickly.
As of May 5th, Quebec has 33,417 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 794 since the previous day. In Outaouais, there are 312, but none have been observed in the MRC Pontiac. The death toll stood at 2,398 in Quebec (4 in Outaouais), an increase of 118 compared to the last death toll.
To learn more about the coronavirus, the population is invited to consult the site Québec.ca/coronavirus. Information can also be obtained by using the coronavirus line at 819 644-4545 or 1 877 644-4545 (toll free).