Over the past few days, the emergency departments in Sept-Ile and Bay-Como have been very busy. Our health system is under stress, while many respiratory viruses are circulating.
The Director of Public Health in Cote-Nord, Dr. Richard Vichyon, indicates that the bed occupancy rate in the emergency department has exceeded 200% for several days, not taking into account hospitalizations due to respiratory viruses.
According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, the occupancy rate was 190% in Sept-Ile and 210% at Royère Hospital in Pai-Como on Wednesday afternoon. It’s over 250% in the last few days.
Early flu season with influenza and RSV complicates matters. says d.
The public must cooperate.
Only a trifecta of excitement can help, Dr. Fachion recalls: “Get vaccinated, wear a mask in crowded places and stay home if symptoms appear.”
A month before Christmas, the regional director of public health doesn’t say he’s worried about holding year-end celebrations, if everyone pays attention.
He also appeals to merchants to ask them to resume the habit of disinfection as well as to provide masks at the entrances to buildings.