MARIGOT: The ARS and its Director General wish you all the best for 2022 and hope that you will be able to protect yourself and all those you love from the 5th wave of Covid-19.
For the past 2 years we have been experiencing an unprecedented health crisis. It affects us physically, kills people we love, affects us psychologically and brings our society and economies to their knees. It creates tensions in our families, between friends, it digs ditches between us and threatens us wave after wave. The ARS and the health actors are constantly fighting to cushion the shock of this pandemic on our territory. We are exhausted but still convinced that we must be stronger than the disease and save the maximum number of people. Please help us by protecting yourselves, especially when you are carriers of other diseases, and by protecting those you love.
This health crisis reveals the best in us through our resilience and solidarity, but it also reveals the worst through threats to hospital directors and caregivers, through the mistreatment of patients (meals not delivered, access to dialysis cut off, selection of those who go to hospital or not, etc.). The 5th wave is here, and all the lies on social networks of people, whose courage stops at their screen, will not be able to prevent the virus from circulating among us and from doing damage.
The ARS and its general director remain on deck to protect you and help you as much as possible in this very difficult period that will be January. Moreover, after 4 years at the service of Guadeloupe and the Northern Islands, the Director General, Dr Valérie Denux, has chosen to continue her action through new functions resolutely turned towards the preparation of the future of our country. In addition to health crises (COVID, Dengue), the consequences of the fire at the CHU, and social crises, she has worked to modernize our health system (parent-child center, construction of the new CHU, tenfold increase in the number of health centers, local scanners and MRIs, territorial mental health project, etc.). The balance sheet is described in the activity reports for 2018, 2019, 2020 and soon 2021. Finally, the 2022 roadmap will be presented by the end of January to health actors to ensure continuity of action.
Let us all remain united because Ansanm nou pli fo!
All our wishes for strength and health to Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy.