July 24, 2024
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Aucune interruption des services offerts à l’hôpital Jeetoo, rassure le ministre Jagutpal

L’hôpital Jeetoo (ex-Civil) ne sera pas converti en un centre de traitement pour les patients contaminés à la Covid-19. C’est l’assurance donnée par le ministre de la Santé, mardi dernier, à l’ajournement des travaux quand Osman Mohamed a soulevé le Plan B du ministère en cas de saturation à l’hôpital ENT à Vacoas. Le député travailliste a fait remarquer qu’une telle décision “will have serious implications on the inhabitants of Port Louis because a series of services will no longer be dispensed at Jeetoo Hospital but in fact elsewhere.” Il devait suggérer à Kailesh Jagutpal de considerer l’utilisation des infrastructures hospitalières à Souillac. “My proposition to the Hon. Minister is to kindly consider Souillac Hospital which was the subject of heavy investment at the beginning of COVID crisis for Souillac Hospital to actually become the Plan B.”

Dans sa réplique, le Dr Kailesh Jagutpal a rassuré que “the services at Jeetoo Hospital will continue.” Le ministre de la Santé est allé plus loin en affirmant que la proposition de faire de l’hôpital Jeetoo le Plan B du ministère pour les malades de la Covid-19 n’a pas été retenue. Il dira au député rouge que “you got a paper I am sure it has never been approved; that was a proposition of – whoever did the proposition – and that will never be implemented. Now, at Jeetoo Hospital, we’ll continue to have the services. What in fact we are doing over there is patients who have to move to ENT for ICU care, in the basement of Jeetoo Hospital we do have a room where we can cater for these patients to give them the ICU treatment at Jeetoo Hospital.”

Le ministre de la Santé expliquera, dans la foulée, que “patients admitted at Jeetoo Hospital, in case they develop serious conditions where they need ICU, they will be shifted at Jeetoo Hospital; this is all that we are doing. In the future, if ever we have the bed occupancy at Jeetoo Hospital we have to transfer patients to the other hospital. For the time being, Jeetoo Hospital is able to cope with the number of patients and in case there is a need for more beds, the Ministry is still working on it.”