The Minister of Health met with heads of critical care departments on Friday in an informal teleconference.
Winter will be harsh in hospitals. While the fifth wave of the epidemic has not yet subsided, infections due to the Omicron variant threaten services already at their end. Health Minister Olivier Véran met with heads of critical care departments on Friday in an informal teleconference. “The minister expressed his solidarity during this particularly difficult period,” we explain on the side of the ministry. Olivier Véran notably mentioned the possibility left to establishments of resorting to deprogramming in the coming days to cope with the influx of probable patients.
“For two years, the opening of the country has been partly conditioned by the reception capacities in our services, explains Professor Nicolas de Prost, intensive care physician at the Henri Mondor hospital (Créteil). Deprogramming is an adjustment variable. And it is regrettable. We do not yet measure the long-term consequences of the postponement and …