Mounia came to accompany her daughter to be vaccinated, and as she was not feeling very well, she wanted to test this white cabin installed in the hall of the polyclinic. The latter assesses all its cardiovascular risk factors tension, body mass index (BMI) but also his sight.
In ten minutes, the check up is done. The machine of the French company H4D is normally used in medical deserts explains Kami Mahmoudi, the director. The machine has been adapted to the needs of the polyclinic, she then prints the results with simple color codes and interpreted by an employee. She advises the mother to consult her doctor urgently because she has a very small tension. The woman is delighted with this quick assessment “as at the doctor and practical”.
About thirty people use this machine every day
The objective of this new device is to reach as many people as possible who are not necessarily sick: candidates for vaccination therefore but also ambulance workers, health professionals, or visitors according to Mélanie Decambron, coordinating doctor of Vacciprev. These people are then called back within three months to take stock of their efforts in relation to their health indicators.
About 30 people self-assess their health every day in this cabin open Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A test on tobacco addiction and sleep apnea at the vaccination center
In the basement, the candidates for vaccination are also numerous to complete their small tests on their addiction to tobacco and their sleep problems during the fifteen minutes of compulsory monitoring after the injection.
This is the case of Jenyfer, a young smoker who takes stock of her consumption and who is delighted to occupy her time usefully.
In the box next door, another eight minutes to wait for Jasmine who scrupulously completes the sleep test. A problem often underestimated according to the young woman who hopes to know if she should consult.
The Vacciprev device is tested for three months by the Elsan group which manages the Vauban polyclinic, the only one for the moment to be equipped with a cabin in the Nord and Pas-de-Calais with the Saint Omer clinic.