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Number of neonatal intensive care units in the state of PR is increased by 89%

With the units expected to be operational in the first half, the number of beds will reach 320

 
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According to information from the SES of Paraná, the number of ICU beds (Intensive Care Unit) in the public neonatal health status was increased by 60%. The next step will be to raise this rate to 89%. 270 neonatal intensive care units are distributed throughout all regions, compared with 169 available in 2002. With the beds that are planned to be operational in the first half, the number will reach 320.

The significant increase in the number of ICU beds in areas that were earlier reference to the treatment of newborns is the choice of the state by the devolution of health. With this policy, we allow for free medical treatment they need Paraná without leaving their places of residence, said the health secretary, Martin Gilbert.

Of the 320 units for treatment of newborns, accredited to the National Health System (SUS), 38 beds are contracted from private hospitals and charitable and maintained directly by the state Health Department.

According to the superintendent Management System in Health, Secretariat, Irvando Carula, newborns are referred to the neonatal intensive care units where they need to be monitored continuously, as in premature birth, severe infections or death. The daily expenditure of a NICU is, on average, £ 478, not counting the costs of hospitalization.

Source: Isaude.net
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