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The hardest dilemma

Professor, how do you feel when there’s no bed for a patient in the intensive care unit? I don’t think there is any worse moment in my personal, professional or family life. Beyond the statistics, you’ve got individuals whose lives are their most precious possession. At that moment, you have to face a mother, a father or a doctor who has conducted a serious operation and feels responsible for his patient. In the hospital, at any rate, they always find some solution, even if that means dumping the patient in the corridor. But we don’t have the solution of the corridor, when we don’t have machines to operate.