State of Bahia extends assistance to elective surgery

Department of Health will manage approximately U.S. $ 8.3 million to be invested primarily in cataract surgery

Bahia will receive a booster at around $ 15.8 million for elective surgery. About $ 8.3 million will be invested primarily in cataract surgery. To release the funds, the Ministry of Health has redefined the limits of financial resources for the implementation of elective surgical procedures of the state of Bahia. Of the total investment, R $ 4.1 million will be for the city of Salvador, rebuilding the roof into the financial health in the Bahian capital.

The State Department of Health of Bahia (Sesab) has implemented several actions to restore the financial ceiling for health in Salvador. In less than six months Sesab unable to allocate approximately $ 75 million. One such action was the release of resources for pharmaceutical assistance, worth about $ 36 million authorized by the Ministry of Health, so they could pay off the debts with the charities that provide health services to the city.

In addition to cataract surgery, the funds will also be intended for emergency and other specialty procedures a priority basis.