Braun triggers the national white plan

The Minister of Health launched this plan when hospitalizations for this disease are at an unprecedented level for ten years.

Faced with an epidemic of bronchiolitis of unprecedented virulence for more than ten years, the Minister of Health François Braun announced on Wednesday the triggering of the national plan planned in exceptional health situations in all French hospitals.

I decided this morning, in addition to everything that was already mobilized, to trigger the ORSAN plan (organization of the response of the health system in exceptional health situations) specific to this epidemic, to further strengthen the means of the ARS (agencies regional health authorities) and allow the entire hospital to focus on this particularly acute problem todayhe told the Senate.

Created in 2014, the ORSAN system makes it possible to “reorganize the supply of care” in the hospital, but also in town and in the medico-social sector for “reallocate resources to identified priorities“, Indicates the site of the Ministry of Health.

This can be translated in particular by therecall of hospital staff” and the “reinforcement of the permanence of ambulatory care“, that is to say, the guards of the liberal doctors in the evening and on weekends, even, “if local resources are no longer sufficient», by mobilizing the health reserve.

Francois Brownhopes that this plan will be fully rolled out at regional level, under the authority of the ARS“, who will thus be able to “finely adapt hospitalization capacities” and “ensure the full mobilization of all health actors, public and private“, specifies the ministry in a press release.

This announcement follows the release of an extension of 400 million euros for hospitals, intended to support pediatrics and other “voltage services“, in particular via the doubling of the remuneration of night hours until March 31. The Minister has also initiated discussions with a view toAssizes of pediatrics and child health», which will be held in the spring of 2023.

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