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13:55  21 october  2020
13:55  21 october  2020 Source:   europe1.fr

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Chef du service de réanimation de l’hôpital Bichat, à Paris, Jean-François Timsit a dressé mercredi matin sur Europe 1 l’état des lieux de l’épidémie de coronavirus dans son hôpital. Le médecin fait état d’une situation alarmante : comme dans d'autres établissements franciliens, tous les lits de réa sont occupés, et des déprogrammations d’actes chirurgicaux ont déjà eu lieu. hospital © AFP Head of the intensive care unit at Bichat hospital, in Paris, Jean-François Timsit gave a report on Europe 1 on Wednesday morning. from the scene of the coronavirus epidemic in his hospital. The doctor reports an alarming situation: as in other establishments in the Ile-de-France region, all the sheaves beds are occupied, and surgical procedures have already been canceled.

The second wave of the coronavirus epidemic continues to hit French hospitals. 2,168 Covid patients are now in intensive care, according to figures from Public Health France. The last time more than 2,000 people were in these services was in mid-May. And resuscitation services are on the verge of saturation. Example at Bichat Hospital in Paris, where 100% of the sheave beds are now occupied, according to Professor Jean-François Timsit, head of the intensive care unit. "We will have to start pushing the walls", he warns Wednesday on Europe 1.

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"Our only room for maneuver is to deprogram surgery which can wait a bit, "says the doctor, who says that deprogramming has already taken place in his establishment. "The concern is that the surgery, which has already waited in March-April, must be done urgently now, the major cardio-thoracic surgery in particular. And that deprogramming the surgery now, it can be potentially dangerous for people in this area. a few months. These surgeries are heavy surgeries that cannot wait for years. "


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"The 12,000 intensive care beds, we will never reach them"

And Jean-François Timsit has a hard time believing the government when it says that the resuscitation capacities can be pushed up to 12,000 beds. "Private clinics can certainly lend a helping hand much more than they do at present, so there is still room for maneuver. On the other hand, the private sector is much less important than the public. So, we are quite worried about the possibility of increasing the number of intensive care beds in France to very, very high levels, ”explains the professor. "The 12,000 beds, we will never reach them. Already, re-reaching the 8,000 that we reached at the beginning of April will be extremely complex."

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But while the caregivers share their great fatigue and dismay, Jean-François Timsit assures us that they will hold out. "Anyway, that's what we're here for. We're going to bite the bullet. The staff are great, with still a lot of vocations. So one way or another, we're going to bite the bullet and then try to save as much as possible. of people, "promises the doctor. "We have a lot, a lot of things to do to put the health system back in place. But it will take several years. So until then, we will have to do with what we have, unfortunately."

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