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The AP-HP "ready" to receive "very quickly" West Indian patients, says its director

2021-07-29T08:17:38.613Z

On RTL, Martin Hirsh also indicated that “solidarity with our teams” was going to take place, and that West Indian doctors would be offered volunteer days at the hospital.



The Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) is "

ready

" to receive "

very quickly

" West Indian patients with Covid-19, its director general, Martin Hirsch, said Thursday July 29.

"

It is being prepared so that we can very quickly accommodate a few

" West Indian patients, he said on RTL, while the health situation has worsened in the West Indies in the face of the virus.

Read also: Faced with an epidemic outbreak, Martinique reconfigured from this weekend and for three weeks

These transfers of patients could take place “

in the coming days. It is the health authorities who decide

”, but“

we are ready today

”, assured the head of the AP-HP. "

We will also try to show solidarity with our teams, since we have in our ranks, in the hospitals of Ile-de-France, in the Parisian hospitals, a certain number of colleagues who are of West Indian origin, of Martinican origin, some of whom have had their leave and are there. We are going to suggest that they take a few days of volunteering at the hospital,

”added Mr. Hirsch. "

We do everything we can, each other, to help each other in these very complicated situations

," he continued.

Martinique, where a curfew was already in effect, will be confined again from Friday for at least three weeks. In the neighboring islands of the French Antilles - Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélémy - the state of health emergency was declared on Wednesday.

Source: lefigaro

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