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US News France moves patients on trains to ease pressure on worst-hit hospitals

07:35  30 march  2020
07:35  30 march  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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PARIS (Reuters) - France used two high-speed trains and a German military plane to move more than three dozen critically ill coronavirus patients on Sunday to ease the pressure on overwhelmed hospitals in eastern France . The Grand Est region was the first in France to be hit by a wave of

PARIS, March 29 (Reuters) - France used two high-speed TGV trains and a German military plane to move more than three dozen critically ill coronavirus patients on Sunday to ease the pressure on overwhelmed hospitals in eastern France . The Grand Est region was the first in France to be hit by

Thirty-six critically-ill coronavirus patients have been transferred across France in two high-speed trains.

They were transported from eastern France, where hospitals risk becoming overwhelmed, to the Nouvelle-Acquitaine region in the southwest.

"We urgently need to relieve congestion in the region's intensive care units, because you have to stay one step ahead," Francois Braun, head of SAMU paramedics, told RTL radio.

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France used two high-speed trains and a German military plane to move more than three dozen critically ill coronavirus patients on Sunday to ease the The Grand Est region was the first in France to be hit by a wave of coronavirus infections that has rapidly moved westwards to engulf the greater

PARIS (Reuters) - France used two high-speed trains and a German military plane to move more than three dozen critically ill coronavirus patients on Sunday to ease the pressure on overwhelmed hospitals in eastern France . The Grand Est region was the first in France to be hit by a wave of

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a man standing in a room: The carriages were specially converted. Pic: Interior Minister/J Groissard © Other The carriages were specially converted. Pic: Interior Minister/J Groissard

Carriages carrying 36 people were specially converted, and a line of ambulances waited outside Bordeaux station on their arrival.

Paramedics in hazmat suits also loaded several patients on life-support onto a German Airbus A400M aircraft in Strasbourg and transferred them across the border to the German city of Ulm.

Coronavirus: Shocking pictures show patients wheeled onto trains in Paris as hospitals are overwhelmed

  Coronavirus: Shocking pictures show patients wheeled onto trains in Paris as hospitals are overwhelmed Images of critically ill coronavirus patients being loaded onto trains to be transported out of Paris clearly show the measures authorities have taken to stop hospitals being overwhelmed. Thirty-eight people are seen being moved into a high-speed TGV train to be taken to parts of France where the hospitals are less strained. The photos, which show medical staff in protective gear wheeling patients onto the train, have emerged after the country’s death toll rose above 3,500.“What is planned from the Paris region by TGV is (to transport) 38 sick people,” Bruno Riou, who leads Paris hospitals’ crisis team, told reporters on Tuesday.

France used two high-speed TGV trains and a German military plane to move more than three dozen critically ill coronavirus patients on Sunday to ease the pressure on overwhelmed Paramedics in hazmat suits loaded several patients on life-support into a German Airbus (AIR.PA) A400M aircraft in

PARIS (Reuters) - France used two high-speed trains and a German military plane to move more than three dozen critically ill coronavirus patients on Sunday to ease the pressure on overwhelmed hospitals in eastern France . The Grand Est region was the first in France to be hit by a wave of

The first region to be hit by coronavirus was Grand Est in northeastern France, before the pandemic moved west and began to engulf the Paris area.

French health authorities reported another 292 new deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday - a 13% rise on the previous day.

a person standing next to a suitcase: Gas cylinders being loaded onto a train. Pic: Interior Minister/J Groissard © Other Gas cylinders being loaded onto a train. Pic: Interior Minister/J Groissard The total number of deaths since 1 March is now 2,606, with known infections reaching 40,174.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has warned the country's 67 million people that the toughest weeks are still ahead.

a propeller plane that is parked on the side of a road: Paramedics carrying a patient onto a German military plane in Strasbourg © Reuters Paramedics carrying a patient onto a German military plane in Strasbourg Ventilators are being removed from operating theatres and student doctors are being drafted in.

As in the UK, retired doctors are returning to the wards.

President Emmanuel Macron has brought in the army to help move those unwell with COVID-19, while a field hospital has been set up in the eastern city of Mulhouse.

Coronavirus: Brigitte Macron and the HP-HF Foundation "mobilized 7 days a week"

 Coronavirus: Brigitte Macron and the HP-HF Foundation Faced with the coronavirus epidemic, the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris-Hôpitaux de France, chaired by Brigitte Macron, said on Monday "more than 15 million d 'euros have been committed to meet the urgent needs of hospitals and nursing homes'.

As hospitals face an overload of COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe, innovative medical staff The idea started in Italy, the European country worst - hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with Hospital masks for the less-intensive BiPAP (bilevel positive airway pressure ) machines are also lacking. Bonnier said that from Monday he will testing 50 of the masks on patients . They are the same brand

Medical workers carried Covid-19 patients aboard the train on stretchers.Photograph Trains work well as moving hospitals , Lamhaut said. They’re more spacious than ambulances and helicopters Trains have been used to transport the injured and ill since the 1850s, usually for soldiers in wartime.

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading - here is what you can and can't do. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

Have the chloroquine stocks in the central pharmacy of Paris hospitals been looted? .
© GERARD JULIEN Sachets of Nivaquine, tablets containing chloroquine and Plaqueril, tablets containing hydroxychloroquine. Clumsy remarks by Professor Christian Perronne on LCI have led to believe that the central pharmacy of Paris hospitals had been the victim of a pillaging of drugs that could be used to fight against the coronavirus. The AP-HP denied any theft.

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