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Ministry of Health announces creation of 678 beds for public hospitals in Rio

Of the total, 69 will be used in an emergency, in federal hospitals and care for the INTO

 
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Hospitals Fluminense have more ICU beds. St. Francis Hospital is part of the project.
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The intensive care units (ICU) of Rio will gain 678 beds. Of the total, 69 will be used in an emergency, in federal hospitals and the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics (Into). The remaining, 221 will go to ICU and put on 388 for the medical clinic, announced Health Minister Alexandre Padilha, on Tuesday (11).

The profile [of the Unified Health System] changed much. So, we're making a diagnosis of the need for new beds profile. The raised beds in Rio de Janeiro are the result of this study that identified the new health needs of the population, especially for continuity of care in emergency rooms and ICU beds, the minister said.

Padilha hopes that with the new beds decrease the waiting time, which he said is the main concern of the Ministry of Health initiative is part of the SOS Emergency, which enhances the management and qualifies the greatest care in emergency rooms SUS.

The operation of the new beds will cost the federal government U.S. $ 94.8 million per year, of which R $ 12.8 million in federal units. The state hospitals with beds covered are: hospitals Getúlio Vargas (18), de Anchieta (5), Carlos Chagas (16), Albert Schweitzer (45) and St. Francis (27).

Padilha also announced investments of $ 11.8 million to fund the creation of 45 ICU beds at the Hospital Municipal Dom Pedro II, 65 hospitals in the west of the city and 160 medical clinic, with transfer of the ministry of R $ 31 8 million. The beds will provide clinical backup to hospitals that are urgent and emergency care in Rio de Janeiro, two of which the Miguel Couto and Albert Schweitzer integrate SOS Emergency.

In June this year, the Health Ministry announced investments of $ 374.4 million for expansion of service capacity in urgent and emergency services in Rio de Janeiro, benefiting the state capital and 19 other municipalities in the metropolitan region.

In the morning the minister attended the opening ceremony of the first and only device of cardiac and breast MRI in the public system available to public patients. It is the third resonance apparatus Center for Diagnostic Imaging of the State Government (Picture Rio), founded one year ago, in the center of Rio and will double the service capacity resonance that reaches 20 thousand tests per month.

One of the major challenges the country is increasing the number of mammograms, and initiatives like these are very important to meet demand and reduce the waiting time, coupled with humane treatment, Padilha said.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
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