This is the boss of the Assistance publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Martin Hirsch, who has made public a meeting very agitated. Interviewed on France Inter, Thursday, July 23, the senior official said that it was " normal that we put the greatest pressure on the technical ". "We put the pressure. I was summoned by the minister yesterday (Wednesday, July 22, editor's NOTE) to rush it on the testing, on the tests, salivary, etc., This is normal that we put the pressure and it is normal that we put the pressure on the whole population. "
According to Le Parisien, the calling of several leaders of the AP-HP has been a cropping rule. "The minister has farted a hose," said a source to the daily. "We are at war against the virus and you tell us that we still need to wait, this is not possible ", would have said Olivier Véran.
Develop rapid tests
In question ? The reluctance of some doctors and the delay of the AP-HP relating to EasyCov, a screening test for salivary virus Sars-CoV-2, responsible for the Covid-19, developed in Montpellier and "does not require the use of heavy equipment," says the website of the CNRS. "The test EasyCov is achievable simply, without laboratory. Simply collect saliva, one of the main vectors of the virus, and place it with the reagent at 65 °C for thirty minutes. The nursing staff can then read the result with the naked eye, " adds the CNRS. A simplification welcome so that the tests of reference require several hours and equipment.
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With the meeting between the AP-HP and Olivier Véran, it was decided to send the saliva of patients of the Ile-de-France infected in Montpellier to help develop and test the reliability of EasyCov. On the leaders of the AP-HP, the minister has promised to convene again soon.