ASSOCIATED PRESSDidier Raoult during a hearing with senators on September 15, 2020 (AP Photo / Francois Mori)
MEDICINE – Professor Marseillais did not really appreciate the proceedings against him and Christian Perronne, by the Order of Physicians. The latter lodged a complaint after comments deemed controversial about the Covid-19 epidemic. The backlash was not long in coming.
Professor Raoult immediately reacted to this announcement by filing a complaint in turn against the president of the Cnom, Patrick Bouet, for “harassment”, announced during the day his lawyer Me Fabrice Di Vizio.
“This new procedure brings absolutely nothing, unless the Cnom does not trust the Departmental Order (…) where it is an intimidation to hinder the freedom of expression of a university ”, wrote the lawyer in a press release specifying that he had filed his complaint on Tuesday at the Paris prosecutor’s office.
Concerning Professor Perronne, the Assistance publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) announced Thursday that it had terminated its functions, for having notably affirmed that the patients of the Covid represented a financial boon for doctors and also for controversial remarks around hydroxychloroquine. The doctor was until now head of the infectious and tropical diseases department at the Raymond-Poincaré hospital in Garches (Hauts-de-Seine).
The Cnom examined at the beginning of December a series of complaints or reports targeting doctors, for facts or statements made publicly about the coronavirus pandemic. She decided to seize the disciplinary chambers of first instance of complaints, or to join a complaint in progress with regard to six doctors, details the specialized agency.
In addition to Didier Raoult and Christian Perronne, the complaints also target Prof. Henri Joyeux, retired oncologist, Dr Nicole Delépine, former pediatric oncologist at Garches, Dr Nicolas Zeller, general practitioner, and Dr Rezeau-Frantz, also general practitioner.
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