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A similar scenario is available in all hospitals of the island: patients with symptoms of influenza tributary . Veterans Affairs Canada turned to the recruitment of retirees to meet service demand Ala .
THE tributary patients and emergency rooms are crowded . The same scenario occurs in all hospitals of the island . The patients have symptoms such as influenza A. After having recorded several deaths ( see below ) and then the number of influenza cases increase in schools ( see box ), the Ministry of Education and of Health are a series of measures.
To better meet demand , the Ministry of Health plans to recruit nurses and nannies . It will also appeal to retirees of health service to address the shortage of nursing staff .
A spokesman for the Ministry of Health said yesterday it is to enable the country to face the threat of influenza A (H1N1). These measures will be communicated officially by the Minister Rajesh JEETAH this week.
Meanwhile, we toured some hospitals in the island . One thing is clear : the medical staff is overwhelmed . At the Flacq Hospital yesterday , doctors are alarmed: "There are so many people coming there more room in the halls. We are forced to send patients in the Surgical Ward is exclusively for patients who underwent surgery . " Many parents , worried about their children, visited hospitals , history of reassurance . Already , during the weekend , the Department of Pediatrics at Flacq Hospital was besieged by children with signs of fever . It was the same at the ENT Vacoas .
Cautious , young doctors Flacq Hospital will not admit all patients with symptoms of influenza . The rooms of admission were quickly saturated .
This is particularly true in pediatrics .
As soon as a bed becomes available , it is assigned to another patient, said a nurse on call last night to 20 h30 .
The situation is such that the department has even canceled leave for all physicians at this time.
The staff on the go
At Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital , the emergency were also crowded yesterday morning . The nurse Govindass Nathoo was on night duty the previous evening, the night of Saturday to Sunday. He says that his career goes back several years , he has never seen a Saturday night as agitated , with a large number of admissions .
He explained that staff were constantly on the go for making temperature and other injections.
While preparing to return home, he said he had noticed that within one hour , at least 50 people showed up . The nurse stresses that emergency measures must be taken to strengthen the staff .
On the other hand, the thermometers used are no longer effective , having outlived their usefulness. However, the temperature measurement is essential for the detection of influenza A. Today , the director of the hospital has initiated steps to have the proper equipment is distributed to the staff.
At the Victoria Hospital Candos , a specialized department was created to accommodate influenza cases . The number of children attending the emergency department is also alarming .
Around 18 h 30 yesterday , the queue of patients was impressive . In the vicinity of emergencies , concern for each other was palpable. Although they do not wear the mask, all the noses were covered by shawls or handkerchiefs.
And it should also be patient. After waiting at emergency , it must also wait for his turn in the interminable line to be able to get drugs or get his card for admission. An unusual scenario for a Sunday.
As for private health care , a doctor testified that if the tributary. The pediatrician of the Eastern Region said that his consultations normally ends around noon . Yesterday, however, he heard the sound yet his patients to three hours in the afternoon . And one day, he said he had received at least a dozen patients .
Even in normal times , the health service suffers from a lack of staff .
To get to fill vacancies should normally wait until the end of this training session of the Nursing School, near the end of the year. Hence the need to seek qualified individuals who can still help them.
While welcoming the government's decision to strengthen the staff, the president of the Nursery Association,
Cassam Kurreeman , argues that it should ensure that the contract be for a period of one year and is renewable . " We can not accept that retired people are then recruited to be flanked at the door as soon as the situation returned to normal , " he says.
Cassam Kurreeman also believes that caregivers should follow a preventive treatment with Tamiflu since it is more exposed to the disease . He said he submitted the request to the Minister of Health Tuesday , " but without success "