Health Profession
04.11.2013

2600 more Cubans arrive in Brazil until the end of this week

Professionals will occupy the unfilled positions of the second phase of the Program More Doctors. 400 more arriving next week

Foto: Karina Zambrana/ASCOM/MS
Cuban professionals participating in the More Doctors through a cooperation agreement signed between the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health
Cuban professionals participating in the More Doctors through a cooperation agreement signed between the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health

3000 more Cubans arrive in Brazil from this Monday (4) to participate in the Program More Doctors. Professionals, which will land in four capital (Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Fortaleza), occupy unfilled positions in the second stage of the program, not filled by candidates Brazilians and other foreigners. According to the Ministry of Health, the first group, which includes 2600 physicians, arrives in the country until November 10. The remaining 400, the following week.

The example of what happened with the professionals who are in Brazil, initially they will attend the module and the host program evaluation in the capitals of the states where they operate. The stage will begin for the first group (the 2600 physicians) on November 12. 1,872 professionals will be in Brasilia (DF), 300 in São Paulo (SP), 236 in Fortaleza (CE) and 192 in Belo Horizonte (MG). Over 400 doctors arrive in Vitória (ES) from November 11 and will travel in Guarapari, between November 18 and December 4.

The approval of this step is a prerequisite for all foreign participants in the program receive professional registration provisional allows them to serve the population in the basic Health After three weeks of evaluation, the professionals are in training for another week in the states where they work . During the period, they study the most common diseases in the area and know the structure of hospital and emergency public.

According to the ministry, it is expected that the new group of Cubans start making the calls in the counties in December. The Cuban professionals participating in the More Doctors through a cooperation agreement signed between the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organization in August 2013.

With the arrival of this group, the program will close 2013 with more than 6,600 professionals, expanding coverage to 22.7 million people. The federal government's goal is to meet the demand for 12,996 doctors until March 2014. New selections will be opened in 2013. Currently, 3,664 professionals participating in the More Doctors, being 819 Brazilian and 2,845 foreigners. They serve the population of 1,098 municipalities in 19 districts indigenous, mostly in the North and Northeast. Professionals receive a scholarship of U.S. $ 10,000 per month and per diem paid by the Ministry of Health The municipalities are responsible for ensuring food and housing.

Sanctioned by President Dilma Rousseff in October, the Law of the Doctors transferred to the Ministry of Health responsible for the issuance of records of foreign and Brazilian professionals trained abroad. The responsibility for monitoring the performance of doctors was held with the regional councils of Medicine. The document was given to 1,949 foreign doctors participating in the program in the last two weeks and on Saturday ordinance was published in the Official Gazette to issue the document for over 565 professionals spread across 336 cities and six districts indigenous. Other names will be published next week.

Released on July 8, through an interim measure, the Best Doctors is part of the federal government's efforts to improve services to users of the Unified Health System (SUS), in order to accelerate investment in infrastructure in hospitals and health and increase the number of doctors in underserved regions of the country.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL