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AL creates service district near Maceio to vent radiotherapy

Residents of Arapiraca region and will not need more travel long distances to the capital to take exams

 
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Foto: Olival Santos/SES/AL
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Unacon starts working in the building attached to André Manoel Hospital Complex (Hospital Flame) Inauguration of the Assistance Unit for High Complexity in Oncology (Unacon) was attended by the Secretary of National Health Care, Miranda Helvécio
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Unacon starts working in the building attached to André Manoel Hospital Complex (Hospital Flame)
Inauguration of the Assistance Unit for High Complexity in Oncology (Unacon) was attended by the Secretary of National Health Care, Miranda Helvécio

The city of Arapiraca (AL) opened this week, the Assistance Unit for High Complexity in Oncology (Unacon) with radiotherapy service at the Hospital Centre Hospitalier André Manoel (FLAME). The unit will relieve hospitals of Maceió and facilitate the access of the population, mainly of the interior of Alagoas to specialized cancer treatment under the National Health System (SUS).

The Ministry of Health, through ordinances, has enabled the unit and guaranteed annual transfer of $ 1.7 million to operate the service.

As reported by the state government, residents of neighboring municipalities and Arapiraca will not longer need to travel long distances to the capital, to ensure the radiotherapy treatment. There will be time gain from early diagnosis and initiation of treatment, enabling better cure rates, in addition to providing comfort, economy and quality of life for patients, says the secretary Helvécio. According to the administration's Hospital FLAME, since leaving the enabling service last December, 35 patients started radiotherapy and there is already a waiting list. Currently, 80% of visits to the hospital are the SUS.

The Unacon of Arapiraca will work in a building attached André Manoel Hospital Center. On the drive will be available services oncological surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, as well as consultations diagnostic screening.

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