Doctor Philippe Devos warns of the critical threshold reached by hospitals in Liège.
Lhe intensive care doctor at the Liège CHC Philippe Devos was interviewed this Monday morning on RTBF. He warns the population: the Liège hospitals were still full this weekend, and the situation would be worse than in March: “We in the province of Liège have exceeded the figures for March since this weekend. end. We are in a worse situation than in March since yesterday. Here, I hope that we will be helped by Limburg and by the other provinces around us because otherwise, it will be really very complicated, even to be able to provide care other than the Covid, it will be complicated. Treating a hip fracture is going to be complicated, treating things that we usually treat in a simple way, ”warns Dr Devos.
“This is exactly my fear and what I expressed at the beginning of March and here we are. In epidemics, often the second waves are stronger than the first because there is a weariness that sets in and a political disobedience of the population to basic measures. “. According to the Liège doctor, places will start to run out from this Monday. There would be only forty left: “These places are absolutely not going to be enough to handle the flow of Covid patients today and simply road accidents and all the other things that continue. So we’re already going to get stuck today, that’s for sure. “
However, the doctor noticed a difference with the first wave: “Obviously, the people who wear the mask make less severe forms, which means that the intensive care is a little less saturated and the hospitals are a little less saturated and therefore my message today, if you want to help us, the first thing to do is please, wear the mask! “.