This Sunday, the Guadeloupe welcomes two new sick of the covid-19 from French Guiana. The epidemic of coronavirus is continuing to grow in the community which records a number of important cases every day.
According to the health authorities, the peak of the epidemic is expected to occur in the third week of the month of July that is why, the hospital of the west Indies bring their logistics support to health facilities in guyana. Martinique has already hosted four patient COVID in the intensive care unit at the CHUM. In addition to the two patients transferred to this Sunday, Guadeloupe has hosted two other Tuesday, 24 June.
The regional Agency of Health ensures that all of the measures of vigilance and security measures are strictly adhered to during the transfer of patients between departments. Adherence to the measures applied by the health professionals and the flight crew, during transport and during their time in care.
Many voices were raised last week, in particular on social networks, to express concern about the arrival of these patients in Guadeloupe.
The LRA states that “the situation will be regularly reassessed to reconcile, at the same time, for the reception of patients of guyana and the maintenance of our public health response in Guadeloupe”.
The place of operations
Sunday, June 28, 2020. It is 9: 20 am when the military aircraft A400M Atlas landing on the tarmac of the airport Pole Caraibes to the level of the runway located in front of the gendarmerie brigade air transport. On board, thirty of the military experts, pilots, mechanics, nurses conveyors of the air, doctors as well as experts in biosafety, equipped with combination head-to-toe. The special feature of this device is to be equipped with a kit MEROPE to “module of resuscitation for operations” which is able to simultaneously transport 4 patients with COVID 19 for medical evacuation to the west Indies. For this first conveying medical of the A400M in Guadeloupe are two passengers guyanese tested positive for the Coronavirus that have been embedded for evacuation to the hospital of Pointe-à-Pitre. On-site operations lasted a little over an hour. The two patients were transferred to two ambulances escorted by a third ambulance equipped with equipment for resuscitation. The plane then resumed its flight to the air base 367 captain François Massé of the armed forces in Guyana, where he is based for this weekend.