Paris in a locked state A second wave of corona virus arises, Doctors say they are now best prepared to save lives after learning valuable lessons in treating the first wave of the disease earlier this year.
The 150 doctors and nurses he leads at Philip Montrovers and Pichat Hospital are the first facility outside China to record COVID-19-related deaths in February. He said they have now become experts In treating the virus.
“In the first waves, people did not dare to come to the hospital,” he said: “They were scared, frightened by the infection. When they arrived, they were on their last legs, tired and unable to move, so – hop! – we infiltrated and ventilated them.”
Now the hospital relies less on aggressive therapy and uses steroids to treat patients – a treatment that was not available to them during the first wave. When patients need oxygen, hospital doctors dispense it through masks rather than tubes, Montrovers said. Patients are also better informed and seek medical treatment as soon as they realize the onset of corona virus symptoms, Montrovers said. Thus, patients spend less time in the hospital, he said.
There are 1,915,677 cases of corona virus in France, according to Johns Hopkins University, which monitors COVID-19 worldwide. 42,600 people have died in the country.
With post wires