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Entertainment Hospitals and clinics in Ile-de-France ordered to deprogram 40% of their activities to free up beds

17:35  08 march  2021
17:35  08 march  2021 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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  Hôpitaux et cliniques d’Ile-de-France sommés de déprogrammer 40 % de leurs activités pour libérer des lits © Copyright 2021, L'Obs

The regional health agency (ARS) of Ile-de-France has gave "the firm order" to hospitals and clinics in the Ile-de-France to deprogram 40% of their medical and surgical activities, to increase the number of intensive care beds dedicated to Covid-19 patients, said its general manager, Aurélien Rousseau, on Monday 8 March.

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With 973 Covid patients currently in intensive care for “around 1,050 beds available” for these patients, “we are in a situation of very high tension”, Aurélien Rousseau told AFP. Because "the flow remains strong", with "70 to 80 admissions per day in intensive care" but fewer discharges, and an increasing balance of "35 patients per day at the end of last week", result of "the very strong increase in the incidence 15 days ago, ”he explained.

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A "firm and immediate" order

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At this rate, the level of 1,127 available beds previously set - and not reached to date - should be exceeded this week.

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It was therefore necessary "to react very quickly", says Aurélien Rousseau, who gave "the firm and immediate order" to public and private establishments in the region to deprogram 40% of their activities, with a new level set at 1,577 beds.

By the time the instruction is passed on to the field, "we hope that this objective will be reached during the next week", adds the director of the ARS, who however says he is "ready to readjust the target, if the flow becomes less intensive in intensive care ”.

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