In the columns of the Journal du Dimanche, dated March 28, 41 doctors, in particular resuscitators and emergency physicians, warned about the tension in the intensive care services in Île-de-France.
In the resuscitation services of Île-de-France, concern is growing. Beds are increasingly scarce, and patients are hospitalized longer and longer. Ultimately, if the situation does not improve, will caregivers have to sort, choose which patients to treat? Sunday March 28, 41 doctors from Île-de-France, including resuscitators and emergency physicians, issued a cry of alarm in the face of the health situation in France which is worsening day by day with the third wave of Covid- 19. They ensure that the current restrictions are insufficient and that they will have to sort out the patients.
“This sorting will concern all patients, Covid and non-Covid, in particular adult patients in critical care”, they write in a column published in the Journal du Dimanche. Some signatory physicians fear having to make choices based on the age of the patients. Currently, according to the latest data, there are 1,429 Covid patients in intensive care in the Paris region. This is less than during the first wave, in spring 2020, when 2,700 beds were occupied, but there was then strict containment, with 80% of operations deprogrammed.