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Martinique: the health crisis in the eyes of the Parisian


Martinique is suffering the full brunt of the fourth wave of Covid-19. Our reporters took the pulse of the island and recount this sit

Since July 31 and for at least three weeks, Martinique has been confined again.

The Fort-de-France University Hospital is overwhelmed by the fourth wave of Covid-19.

The intensive care unit no longer has a bed and can no longer push the walls.

The hospital is struggling to recruit caregivers and especially to retain them.

The first evacuations by plane of serious but stable patients were organized this weekend to the metropolis.

Others will follow.

Caregivers are exhausted, exhausted by the successive waves of this pandemic.

Much of the population has not been vaccinated.

The state of mind of Martinicans oscillates between weariness, fatality, disbelief and mistrust vis-à-vis all institutional messages.

As everywhere in France, the anti-pass sanitary manifested and the percentage of the vaccinated population is particularly low there.

However, life on the island, even confined, seems to continue.

Back in photos on the health situation in Martinique in the eye of the Parisian.

1. Loséa is a nursing assistant in the intensive care unit of the CHU de Fort-de-France.

Originally from Marseille, she followed her family to the island.

2. The intensive care unit now only accepts the most serious cases, such as this man whose blood is directly oxygenated by an intravenous.

3. Christina, a caregiver in a sheave, is very tired.

This pandemic seems like a bottomless pit.

4. Benjamin Garel, the director general of the CHU of Fort-de-France, fights against the incredulity of the Martinicans on the fact that his hospital is saturated.

5. To avoid ambulance traffic jams in front of the hospital emergency room, two large tents have been set up to sort the sick.

6. Doctor Pacan has not been able to visit his daughters, who have settled in France, for two years.

7. Some Martinicans are wary of institutional messages coming from the metropolis.

8. A motley demonstration bringing together the anti-sanitary pass was held this Saturday in front of the house of the unions of Fort-de-France.

9. Antivaccines were also present at the demonstration.

10. In the Lamentin Sports Hall, the vaccinodrome welcomes candidates who are still too few in number.

11. On the Plage de la Française, in Fort-de-France, regulars meet for their bath in the sea, to which they are entitled provided they are not static.

12. Life goes on.

For the photo, the bride's bouquet is waved in front of her bridesmaids on the port of Fort-de-France.

13. It is very hot and the children do a series of dives from the pontoon.

14. The Salines beach is unusually deserted for a beautiful summer Sunday.

Only a few tourists are in the water.

15. On the tarmac at Aimé Césaire airport, an Airbus A400M landed on Monday with medical personnel from the Armed Forces on board to lend a hand.

Source: leparis

All life articles on 2021-08-03

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