“The State will be there” in the face of a situation that “worsens”, the minister said to the press, during a 24-hour visit to Guyana, a territory of 300,000 inhabitants maintained under state of health emergency.
<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="La ministre des Outre-mer Annick Girardin a annoncé mardi l’arrivée de renforts de la Réserve sanitaire et de l’assistance publique des hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), de 15 respirateurs, de matériel de l’hôpital de campagne projetable de la sécurité civile française (Escrim) pour les patients non-covid ainsi que la mise à disposition de dexamethasone, treatment that would reduce mortality by a third in the most seriously ill patients. “data-reactid =” 25 “> The Minister of Overseas Annick Girardin announced Tuesday the arrival of reinforcements from the Sanitary Reserve and the public assistance from Paris hospitals (AP-HP), 15 respirators, equipment from the French civilian emergency projectable field hospital (Escrim) for non-covid patients as well as the provision of dexamethasone, a treatment which would reduce mortality by a third in the most seriously ill patients.
A “support plan to help Brazil”, the maintenance of food distributions and aid to the economic and social sectors are also mentioned. The regional health agency (ARS) on Tuesday recorded 2593 confirmed cases, 8 deaths and 15 patients in intensive care.
Towards “a saturation of the hospital system”
“We will very quickly arrive at 10,000 cases,” warned Rodolphe Alexandre, the president of the territorial community of Guyana, to AFP. “We must expect a saturation of the hospital system,” warned for his part Mathieu Raux, medical director of the Covid crisis at Pitié-Salpêtrière, sent to reinforce Cayenne by Matignon, in the letter d daily information from ARS Guyana released on Tuesday. “We found extremely tired staff” “and there, we ask them to speed up”, also commented Mathieu Raux.
The breakthrough of the virus comes at the height of “collective weariness”, according to the prefect of Guyana, due in particular to “more stringent measures than in France” (curfew, confinement on weekends, closing at 6 p.m. …
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