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There were 36 koronasyke that Sunday was sent with spesialtog from the towns of Mulhouse and Nancy in the east of France to the other cities in the country where there is greater capacity at hospitals. The sick were taken care of by over 60 health workers during transport.

the Regions in the east of France were the ones who were first hit by the koronasmitte. Now the hospitals are crowded. Seriously ill patients will be moved further west in the country, writes Reuters.

The French military has built up field hospitals in the eastern regions, but it wasn’t sufficient to take away all the patients.

the Solution was to transport patients in a remodeled lyntog across the country to Nouvelle-Aquitaine, which is situated to the southwest towards the Atlantic ocean.

Also, the hospitals in the Paris region are struggling to handle all the sick. It may be appropriate to run spesialtog also from Paris, to relieve the hospitals there.

A patient is taken into the rebuilt TGV in Nancy to be transported to the region of Nouvelle Aquitaine, which have better capacity to take care of koronasyke.

Photo: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN – Must stay one step ahead smittebølgen

– We had an acute need to ease the pressure on the intensivavdelingene in this region, ” said François Braun to RTL radio. He is the chairman of the SAMU, akutthelsetjenesten in France. Braun says it is important that the authorities try to stay one step ahead smittebølgen.

François Braun, head of the French akutthelsetjenesten, Service d’Aide Médicale Urgente


He says there are advantages to using the train because they are stable even if they hold high speed. They are also more spacious than cars and helicopters. It is, therefore, easier to drive intensivsykepleie in the train.

The state that this railway company SNCF has built on carts in two train sets of the TGV-type. Instead of chairs there are beds, four in each carriage. It is inserted into medical devices, so that jernbanevognene in practice become mobile intensive care unit.

Sick from France and Italy have also been brought to Germany where they have better capacity to help.

Total get 80 critically ill patients from France care in the neighboring countries of Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg, says the French europaministeren, Amelie de Montchalin, to the radio station France Inter. She thanks the German health authorities for having sent several respiratorer to France.

the Health care worker makes himself clear at the Saint-Jean train station in Bordeaux. To accept patients who come with one of the rebuilt TGV trains.

Photo: NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP – Gets worse

prime Minister Édouard Philippe has warned that it gets worse before it gets better in France.

the Country had Monday night closer to the 45.000 infected, more than 3,000 dead and over 5,000 patients in a critical sykdomstilstand, according to Worldometers koronaoversikt.

Hospitals in France have built up temporary intensivenheter where they have had enough equipment to do it. The need for respiratorer is critical.

medical students are recruited to help out and retired doctors have signed up to the service. President Emmanuel Macron has mobilized the army to help, among other things, to build up the field hospital.

We are at war. This is just the beginning, said the president Macron when he mobilized the nation’s defense in the koronakampen.

More than 60 health care professionals are with each train set, which carries critically ill korona-infected. Here are some of them ready to receive patients at the train station in Mulhouse.

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