It is hard to believe it, it is however true: invited to our colleagues from BFMTV this Monday, December 5, 2022, Laurent Méric, the spokesperson for Enedis, declared that people placed under artificial respiration at home would not be not considered “priority“this winter in case of power cuts…
Thus, people who benefit from a respirator at home (a machine which obviously requires electricity to operate) could, like everyone else, suffer “load shedding“temporary, organized to relieve the French electricity network in this period of energy tension.
“Patients at high vital risk are identified”
However, there is nothing to worry about, according to Laurent Méric, who affirms that these “high-risk patients are identified” by the Regional Health Agencies (ARS): “they have a dedicated telephone number and, on D-2, we will send them an sms, an email, we will call them to see if they have taken their precautions“.
Clearly: in the event of a power cut, these fragile people (and sometimes entirely dependent on electric current) will have to move to a place not affected by the load shedding. “If they can’t take the necessary precautions, we will send someone to their home and possibly help them go to a place that will not be relieved.“adds Laurent Méric.
To avoid any problem, Enedis recommends that the people concerned report it as soon as possible to them or to the Regional Health Agency (ARS).
Source :BFM TV
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