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Sao Paulo, Bahia and DF gain new Emergency Care Units

Units are rated to handle, without referral to the hospital emergency room, 97% of patients

 
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UPA São Bernardo do Campo (SP).
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Three Emergency Care Units (PSU 24) were inaugurated this week, simultaneously, in Sao Bernardo do Campo (SP), Porto Seguro (BA) and Corner Emas (DF). They provide emergency care for low and medium complexity 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In localities where they are in full compliance, the units have the capacity to meet - without referral to the hospital emergency room - 97% of patients.

For the construction of PSUs of St. Bernard and Porto Seguro, the Ministry of Health released, for each, $ 2 million and will invest £ 2.1 million per year for funding. The unit of San Bernardo, located in the neighborhood of Asuncion, will feature up to 14 beds, while the Safe Harbor will have up to 12 beds. Both have the capacity to serve up to 300 patients per day, providing emergency care for low and medium complexity. Throughout the state of São Paulo, are already working 28 PSUs, all in wide operation. In Bahia, the population has the care of six PSUs.

The UPA in Corner Emas up to 17 beds and will have capacity to serve 450 patients per day. The Ministry of Health invested $ 2.6 million in construction and will allocate $ 3 million in annual funding.

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