EGALURG joins fight against COVID-19 by performing massive PCR testing in Haute-Garonne area

The “COVID Tour” took place thanks to the mobile field hospital built by the Toulouse University Hospital in collaboration with the prefecture of Haute-Garonne.

The mobile field hospital, built by the Toulouse University Hospital (CHUT) within the framework of the EGALURG Project, was moved in September to different isolated areas of Haute-Garonne to perform massive PCR testing on the inhabitants in an attempt to carry out massive contact tracing of COVID-19 and prevent its spread. The initiative, referred to as the “COVID Tour”, was jointly implemented by the CHUT and the prefecture of Haute-Garonne.

The European network focuses on promoting equal access to emergency and disaster healthcare on both sides of the Pyrenees. The mobile infrastructure created by the CHUT forms part of Action 6 of the project work plan, which is focused on the design and development of innovative tools for taking effective action in the required situations and offering citizens better solutions. The mobile hospital was also used for training healthcare professionals.

The total budget to carry out EGALURG comes to €2,343,192, of which €1,523,075 (65%) have been co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through Interreg Program V-A Spain-France-Andorra (POCTEFA 2014-2020). The goal of the POCTEFA program is to strengthen the economic and social integration of the Spain-France-Andorra cross-border area. Its help is focused on developing cross-border economic, social and environmental projects through joint strategies in favor of sustainable regional development.