Six months after launch a citizens’ petition which had collected more than 17,000 signatures, the mobilization continues against the paid parking of the Clinique de L’Union, located in the town of Saint-Jean north-east of Toulouse (Haute-Garonne), belonging to the Ramsay group.
The mayors of 27 municipalities in northeast Toulouse thus wish to join the citizens on November 20 in front of the establishment to protest against this measure which entered into force in January. A movement that they want to see take place over time.
“The question of suction cup cars is a hoax. Who would park there when there is a bus every half hour? »Asks Bruno Espic, the mayor of Saint-Jean, where the clinic is located, which plans to build a new consultation center. “It plays the role of a local hospital in our sector,” adds the mayor of Paulhac Didier Cujives.
Only a few users affected by free access
Beyond the arguments put forward by the clinic, which they consider fallacious, elected officials denounce a violation of free access to care “to fatten shareholders”. Marc Péré, mayor of L’Union, takes the example of a resident of her town to visit her hospitalized husband. “In 3 months, that represents a cost of 170 euros while it only affects 920 euros / month. The anger is great. Ramsay has to be reasonable. “Only a few types of users are currently affected by free access: pregnant women, long treatments, disabled …
“We have good relations with management. I don’t think she has a free hand, but we can make things happen, ”said Bruno Espic.