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“Too little too late” were the words used Wednesday by coroner Géhane Kamel to define the management of the pandemic in CHSLDs by the team from the Ministry of Health.
This is the second time that she has addressed the Assistant Deputy Minister for Seniors, Natalie Rosebush, as part of her public inquiry to shed light on the deaths in CHSLDs during the first wave of COVID-19.
The coroner reviewed the chronology of the actions undertaken, ranging from meetings between the ministry's committees and the development of strategies to communications and changes made on the ground.
“We were at the end of the January or early February while we were on the lookout for what was happening. There were indications that seniors may be more vulnerable to the coronavirus. The information reached me either through civil security or during discussions with the management committees with Public Health, ”explained Ms. Rosebush.
However, she indicated that the new pandemic preparedness guide was sent to long-term care facilities on March 12.
“Between January and March 2, I'm sure there is had committees and people worked […]. There is an H1N1 pandemic plan out there, why not trigger it? It's that little bit that bothers me. […] I will not put anyone in the dock, but I want to understand. & Nbsp;
“What happened between January and March?” When it breaks out at the beginning of March, and the Prime Minister is informed on March 9, I am worried and I will remain worried, ”indicated Géhane Kamel.
Natalie Rosebush also clarified certain points, in particular the question of watch visits to CHSLDs in the spring of 2020. She explained that the observers went to CHSLDs from April 2020. They all had access to the famous grid, a “reminder” which made it possible to annotate the information before to record them in a common electronic tool.