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MS passes $ 650 million to states and municipalities to reduce queues in SUS

Investment, nearly double last year, will be destined for elective surgeries in more than 2,500 municipalities

 
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States and municipalities will receive $ 650 million to elective surgeries by SUS in 2012. The information was published in the Official Gazette on Monday (2). The figure is almost twice the total invested in 2011, when they were transferred $ 350 million by the Ministry of Health The aim is to reduce waiting lists for surgery in 2,555 cities. In the last decade, the realization of the kinds of procedures jumped from 28,000 a year to 345,834 in 2011, up 1135%.

The increase in the transfer of funds aimed at stimulating the surgeries. Last year, we instituted a policy to ensure the advance of funds to states and municipalities so they could hire a greater number of services to conduct joint efforts. We are taking an important step to reduce patient waiting time. In addition, we are innovating to prioritize the municipalities with populations of extreme poverty, which need further attention by the government, "said Health Minister, Alexandre Padilha.

Of the total, R $ 180 million will be used for cataract surgeries and $ 210 million for treatment of varicose veins and orthopedic surgeries in urology, ophthalmology and otolaryngology, including removal of tonsils. Another U.S. $ 210 million will meet the demands made by state managers, as the reality of their regions. In addition, $ 50 million will be allocated to municipalities with 10% or more of its population living in extreme poverty.

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