Because it is currently a short breath of fresh air for hospitals in the Ile-de-France region. After those of the weekend, hundreds of transfers should follow because of a lack of space in the intensive care units. But for these operations to work well, two conditions are necessary according to Dr. François Braun. First, it is necessary “to have a sufficient number of patients departing from Paris”, and therefore that the families give their authorizations. Then, there must be space in the hospitals on arrival and therefore, some interventions have to be deprogrammed.
Postpone 40 to 50% of interventions
According to the president of Samu de France, even if the regions of western France are less affected by the coronavirus currently, “resuscitations are rarely empty in normal times”. He therefore advises to postpone, throughout France, “40 to 50%” of the activities of hospitals and private clinics.
François Braun remains aware that deprogramming can endanger certain patients, in particular those with cancer, as Axel Kahn, president of the League against cancer, recalled last weekend on Europe1. The president of Samu de France therefore recommends suspending “orthopedic surgery and hip or knee prostheses. Interventions on hernias which can also possibly wait.” Before acknowledging: “this is the difficulty of this deprogramming policy”.
Source site www.europe1.fr