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A doctor gives up settling in a village because of neighborhood concerns

When you read stories about mayors, doctors, and campaigns, it is very often the mayor who fights to find a doctor for his constituents in the middle of a medical desert. But here, it is quite the opposite that is told to us by The Midi Dispatch, Tuesday, May 10. A doctor wanted to settle in Técou, a village of nearly 1,000 inhabitants in the Tarn, with the blessing of the mayor, Jean-François Baulès. But it was citizens who dissuaded him. The young 32-year-old doctor, originally from the region, would have liked to establish his medical practice in a new housing estate. Problem: in the regulations, it was planned that the 28 lots could only accommodate residential accommodation. When the doctor’s request arrives on the table, the developer contacts the mayor, then the agglomeration services. Nothing in the papers opposes the installation of the doctor.

But for the sake of transparency, the developer informs all buyers of this probable installation. These are some mixed reactions, fearing increased traffic and parking, even incivility, among the very enthusiastic majority, which would have prompted the mayor of Técou to organize an information meeting. A representative of the doctor’s family would have attended, the latter not being able to come on site, explains the regional daily.

Several people would then have held a speech there such as: “We want it (doctors), but not at home”. The doctor then gave up his installation project, explaining that he wanted to work in peace. He would already be courted by the mayors of the surrounding villages.

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