May 28, 2022

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10 additional health professionals were sent to strengthen the metropolitan area

10 additional health professionals were sent to strengthen the metropolitan area

They were 7 nurses and 3 narcotics-resuscitators. They will take a flight this Wednesday, August 25th.

Faced with an epidemic situation in French Polynesia, 7 nurses and 3 anesthetists-resuscitators will leave for Popiti this Wednesday, August 25 to support the health care teams of the Polynesian Hospital System.

These reinforcements were added to the 15 nurses who had been mobilized since August 16 from mainland France. Additional reinforcements may be left out in the coming days. Additional material reinforcements will be sent to strengthen the hospital capabilities in the country, thanks to the nearly 450 oxygen concentrations.

More than 50,000 protective gowns will also be sent. The departure of additional reinforcements determined in the agreement with the French Polynesian government is an expression of national solidarity with Polynesian territory, as well as the mass distribution of vaccines (approximately 13,000 per week since Thursday, August 26).

French Polynesia is facing a new wave of epidemics: on August 17, 2021, the incidence rate was 2,523 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. While only 30% of the population has a full vaccination schedule, this level of coverage is too low to deal with infection in the face of an already severely stressed hospital system. Everything must be done to strengthen the vaccine.

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