This Sunday another flight will land in Nice, probably at the end of the day, with two other patients of the Covid-19 coronarius on board. Two serious cases which must be referred to the Pasteur Hospital in Nice and the Tzanck Institute in Saint-Laurent-du-Var. Two other patients are still expected this Monday, bound for Pasteur (Nice) and Fontonne (Antibes).
“National regulatory operation”
“These are people in intensive care, supported by teams from the Samu from Montbéliard to Nice, where the Samu 06 takes over”, specifies Romain Alexandre, departmental delegate of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) in the Alpes-Maritimes.
“These transports are part of a national regulatory operation to free resuscitation beds in areas where there is very high tension. In the Alpes-Maritimes, all establishments with resuscitation services, including are mobilized. “
“Hold the month of April”
It is in this context that twelve sick victims of Covid-19 had already evacuated Sunday, March 22 from Ajaccio to hospitals in Marseille aboard the helicopter carrier Tonnerre.
The “wave” of serious cases had not reached the Alpes-Maritimes this weekend. It is difficult to predict the date of arrival and the extent, which will also depend on compliance with containment measures and barrier gestures.
“We are vigilant and concerned,” confides the departmental delegate of ARS in the Alpes-Maritimes. We will have to hold the month of April “.