Overloaded service, breathless caregivers… For Professor Jean-Michel Constantin, the situation remains critical in hospitals in Ile-de-France. It invites a careful deconfinement.

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Health crisis: “The medical teams are on their knees”

“We have to deconfin because everyone needs it (…) but we have to be careful. ” On the set of the Health Magazine, Professor Jean-Michel Constantin testified about the difficult situation in his intensive care unit at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital (75).

For a careful deconfinement

The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalized in France is starting to decline to drop below 30,000 for the first time since early April. As of Tuesday, 5,879 Covid patients were still being treated in intensive care.

The epidemic is receding, but slowly. Caregivers fear that the upcoming lifting of restrictions will further slow down this decline. “If we are told at the end of June “there is a fourth wave which begins”, or “there is a re-ascent”, I don’t see how we’re going to do it. “

The doctor does not take a position against deconfinement. According to him, the French need it. Only, “We will have to continue to test ourselves, to protect ourselves, because otherwise we are heading for disaster.”

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