He began his address by paying them tribute and thanking them. But it is to caregivers, already exhausted by this year of health crisis, that Emmanuel Macron has requested an additional effort as a priority. The day after he spoke, we took the pulse of those who are experiencing this crisis as close as possible to the sick.

For Doctor Mathias Wargon, emergency doctor in Saint-Denis, these measures remain rather misunderstood. “We have a little the impression that on the outside finally we have not confined. Everyone let go, the incidence has increased and that ultimately the efforts that will have to be made, it is we who will still make them. “

Doctor Christophe Prudhomme, emergency physician and spokesperson for emergency physicians in France speaks to him “of fatigue and anger at these measures which are taken at the last moment”.

Who to take care of these patients?

They seem tired, feel forgotten, but the caregivers are also worried. Where will the 10,000 additional beds promised by the President of the Republic come from?

For Professor Djilali Annane, anesthesiologist at the Raymond-Poincaré Hospital (92), “continue to pretend that we can go (…) routinely to 10,000 it is infeasible (…) because we cannot transform a hospital room into an intensive care unit. ”

The question is also that of human resources. Who will these beds be armed with? “What remains for us to do is recover the teams of anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists from private establishments which have no critical care activity (…)

We ask that they can come and help us in hospitals and in private clinics that provide resuscitation. This is the last steering wheel we have”Explains Professor Jean-Michel Constantin, anesthesiologist at La Pitié-Salpétrière Hospital (75). Finally, the caregivers hope that these deployed means will be perpetuated to avoid a similar catastrophic scenario, in the months or years to come.