"My father, this hero". It was in a disturbing publication written on social networks that one of his children announced the news. Emergency physician Jean-Jacques Razafindranazy, who worked in the Compiègne hospital center (Oise), died on Saturday at the Lille University Hospital (North). Information confirmed this afternoon, on LCI, by Olivier Véran, Minister of Solidarity and Health.
“My father sacrificed himself, reacts this Sunday his son, contacted by Le Parisien. He was retired and could have stopped but he kept coming because he always wanted to help his overworked colleagues. He worked because he liked it, it was his life. It is unfair. We are sad and angry. "
The 68-year-old doctor had been practicing in Compiègne for "four or five years". He was infected with Covid-19 in early March. His condition has "deteriorated rapidly" in recent days, according to a colleague.
There is no information at this time as to how humans were affected by the coronavirus. But, according to our information, the professional would have been confronted, in the exercise of his functions, with the first infected patients in the department. "The precautions were less, at least not appropriate," says a hospital source.
In fact, at the Compiègne hospital, the very first coronavirus patient was treated like any other patient, without any particular precautionary measure. It was after several days of hospitalization that his infection was detected, forcing management to quarantine several of its agents.
"Compiègne loses a great doctor"
"Emergency physician at Compiègne hospital, he had taken care of the first patients with Covid-19 and himself contracted the disease," comments in addition Philippe Marini, the mayor (LR) of Compiègne and president of the Supervisory Board. from the hospital center. Compiègne loses a great doctor, a man respected and appreciated by his team. "
According to the testimony of his children, Jacques Razafindranazy returned from vacation in Madagascar, "in great shape" at the end of February before presenting the first symptoms "at the beginning of March". "He came back from a very tired guard," recalls his son. He quickly fell ill, no longer ate, had no taste when he was a bon vivant. Despite everything, knowing he was sick, he wanted to go back to work and was quickly put aside by his colleagues. "
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The death of the Compiegne emergency physician has also upset a whole profession on the front lines for weeks to cope with the influx of patients in their departments. “Compiègne colleagues are shot dead, alert an emergency doctor in the region, upset by the death of the practitioner he knew well. The situation is serious, we did not ask to die. We assume our responsibilities but the citizens do not realize the gravity of the situation. "