Only unvaccinated in intensive care

The Minister of Health and Social Services, Christian Dubé, asked people who are still not vaccinated to do so to avoid the system being overloaded, during his visit to Lévis on Friday.

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“Those who are not vaccinated, and we still have some, please go get vaccinated,” Dubé said. We see it, watch this morning [vendredi], we will announce another thirty people returning to our hospitals in Quebec and those returning to intensive care at the moment, they are only non-vaccinated. “

“Right now, what I’m still looking at is the hospital situation. It is much less the number of absolute cases ”, affirmed the Minister.

Regarding Beauce, where there is a significant increase in new cases, Mr. Dubé said that the regions of Quebec and
Appalachians “have shown for several months that we have been able to take the situation in hand”.

In April, at the height of the third wave, the Minister of Health had said that the Beaucerons were tough-headed and that they were sometimes difficult to convince.

Thursday, there were 58 new confirmed cases in Chaudière-Appalaches, 15 more cases than Wednesday. There were four hospitalizations, but none in intensive care.

The number of new cases is down in the Capitale-Nationale. It went from 30 to 25 during the same period. As of Thursday, there were two people hospitalized and one in intensive care.

$ 375 million investment

Mr. Dubé was present in Lévis on Friday to confirm a $ 375 million project relating to the expansion and redevelopment of the operating room and the endoscopic unit at Hôtel-Dieu.

The start of work is scheduled for winter 2024. The new premises will be ready from 2027. This project, which was announced in 2018, will be carried out mainly by the Ministry of Health and Social Services and will be supported by the Fondation Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis in the amount of $ 13.4 million.

“Investing in infrastructure helps attract and retain staff. For me, it’s important to be able to do both at the same time, ”said Mr. Dubé.

The new 37,900 square meter building will be erected in front of the hospital. Multi-level parking will be integrated into the new infrastructure.


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