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The expectation of Esbserh responsible for the task force, that is until Sunday (7) is performed 820 procedures

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To reduce the waiting times for eye surgery in the Unified Health System (SUS), federal university hospitals began today (4) a campaign for surgeries focusing on correcting cataracts. The expectation of the Brazilian Hospital Services (Ebserh) which coordinates the action, that is, until Sunday (7), 820 surgical procedures are performed on patients registered in the system.

The mutirão integrates the National Policy Surgical Procedures, Elective of Average Complexity, the Ministry of Health, coordinated by Ebserh. According to a spokesperson of the company will be held two more task forces for the specialties of oncology, prostate, gynecology and general surgery and vascular.

At University Hospital, Federal University of Maranhão (HU-UFMA) procedures started at 7am. Dos 35 patients who waiting for surgery in the morning period, 26 were attended. A spokesperson for the hospital also reported that the average attendance will be 70 surgeries per day until Saturday (6), totaling just over 200. Work in procedures, 20 professionals including ophthalmologists, anesthesiologists, nurses, nursing technicians and administrative staff.

The attendance at the university hospital Bettina Ferro de Souza, Federal University of Pará (UFPA), began on Tuesday (2), with 40 surgeries already performed. According the headmistress hospital clinic, Roselis Gonçalves, the goal is operate 140 patients until the next Tuesday (9), when terminates the mutirão in hospital.

At the university hospital Walter Cantídio, Federal University of Ceará (UFC), the correction surgeries cataract not happen during the task force. The advice of UFC reported that patients undergo examinations and assessments and that the date for the realization of the surgeries will still be defined.

With information from Agency Brazil

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