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US News Coronavirus in Ile-de-France: The ARS gives "the firm order" to hospitals to deprogram 40% of their interventions

17:35  08 march  2021
17:35  08 march  2021 Source:   20minutes.fr

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L ' Ile-de-France may have escaped containment over the weekend, but not the wave of new cases of Covid-19 . The Ile-de-France regional health agency (ARS) has given "firm orders" to hospitals and clinics in Ile-de-France to deprogram 40% of their medical and surgical activities. Objective: to increase the number of intensive care beds dedicated to patients with coronavirus .

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With 973 patients currently in intensive care for "less than 1,050 beds" available, "we are in a situation of very strong tension", declared the director of the agency, Aurélien Rousseau, wishing that the new target set at 1,577 beds be "Reached within the next week". 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.

“Firm and immediate” order

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