“The private sector is there and the private sector can help”, assures this Sunday, the Federation of private hospitalization (FHP) specifying that “if there were to be a new acceleration of the epidemic of covid-19”, the sector could organize “its resuscitation services in order to have a greater number of beds”. “Today we are between 1,500 and 2,000 intensive care beds assigned to covid patients and we can go up to 4,000”, detailed Lamine Gharbi, president of the FHP.
In Ile-de-France, for example, placed under “reinforced surveillance”, the private sector could take care of “up to 20, 30% of patients hospitalized in intensive care”, specifies the president of the FHP. In the first wave, this percentage had risen to 27%. “To make room in resuscitation and mobilize staff”, the clinics are deprogramming. “It goes from 20% to 50%,” he said.
“Cooperation between the public and the private sector”
And if private clinics can support the public hospital by taking covid patients in intensive care, they can also do so in medicine, in follow-up care and take non-covid surgical patients to relieve the hospital and avoid delays in care. , according to the FHP. “We can help but there must also be good will from everyone on the ground. Under the aegis of regional health agencies, there really has to be cooperation between the public and the private sector, regulation, ”insists Lamine Gharbi.
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