Solène Leroux 08h25, June 06, 2022

Guest of Sonia Mabrouk's interview on Europe 1, Professor Michel Lejoyeux, head of the psychiatry and addictology department at Bichat hospital in Paris, recalled that if the Covid-19 crisis seems to have passed, we must continue to care about the public hospital in France, which continues to suffer.

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed a hospital crisis in France.

Everywhere in the country, it is the same observation: the nursing staff often describes themselves as exhausted and above all discredited.

"It's as if we were in a kind of permanent panic", abounds Professor Michel Lejoyeux, head of the psychiatry and addictology department at Bichat hospital in Paris.

"There are more and more patients who come to see us, who need us, and fewer and fewer people in front", because of "crisis of vocations", he continues at the microphone of Sonia Mabrouk.

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The professor also explains that on a daily basis in the emergency room, patients no longer come only "for a flu, for a small state of mind": "Patients, especially young patients who come to the emergency room, are suicidal, are in bad shape. "

And to add that "here too, at all levels, the indicators are red".

According to him, at the hospital, there are “more and more patients, more and more serious, and with obviously motivated caregivers, but in difficulty to respond” to this distress.

A call to the people

A cry of alarm that we have been hearing for several years, when little seems to have changed, "probably because at the time of the pandemic, we mobilized collectively for health", details Michel Lejoyeux.

At the start of the pandemic, "we all made health a priority".

However, "we can see that the virus is decreasing, but the question of health must remain a priority", he warns.

“Ideally, if we had a dream, it would be that today the population remains as motivated on the care as it was when it applauded the caregivers at 8 p.m.”, recalls the specialist, as a reminder of the applause to the caregivers. during the first confinement in 2020. "Our problems and our difficulties have not disappeared because the rates of contamination by the Covid are decreasing", he assures.