French hospital staff in nationwide protests over underfunding

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French public hospital workers held protest marches in Paris and other cities across the country on Thursday over pay, working conditions and chronic underfunding of services which have led to a shortage of beds and vital equipment, and an exodus of staff towards the private sector.   

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French hospital workers went on strike Thursday over years of cutbacks they say have harmed care in a country with a health system once the envy of the world, reports FRANCE 24.