Rehabilitation centers Susam benefited almost 80 thousand people, with services and equipment

The CER is a specialized service in the care of physically disabled patients, auditory and neurological.
20/07/2016 18h14 - Updated 20/07/2016 18h14
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The Centres of Expertise in Rehabilitation (CER), the State Health Secretariat (Sesame), received approximately 80 thousand people, the period January 2015 to June 2016, with physiotherapy services, speech therapy and offer rehabilitation equipment, as prostheses, orthoses and wheelchairs. Were 45.129 delivered equipment and 34.395 clinical care.

The state Secretary of Health, Pedro Elias de Souza, explains the CER is a specialized service in the care of physically disabled patients, auditory and neurological. "We have four centers operating in the state - two in Manaus, in the neighborhood Colonia Antonio Aleixo and Polyclinic Codajás, one in Itacoatiara and another in Coari ", listed.

Only Polyclinic Codajás, 43.533 people have benefited from the center's services. CER in the neighborhood Colonia Antonio Aleixo, 16.596 They were answered. In Itacoatiara were 12 thousand and Coari 7.395 one thousand.

Pedro Elias points out that the CER Coari opened in December last year and meets, also, patients from neighboring municipalities as Tefé, Codajás, Alvarães e Maraã. "Only in this unit are performed, average, 97 calls per day. Take these services into the state part of the State Government's efforts to improve assistance to the population of these localities ", said.

According to the state coordinator of the Care Network for People with Disabilities, Semira Torres, in all centers patients have the care of multidisciplinary teams, formed by physical therapy professionals, Orthopedics, Nursing, Speech Therapy, Nutrition, Psychology and Social Work. "The delivery of equipment is only part of the process. We have multidisciplinary teams that work to provide full assistance to users ", he added.

She explains that to have access to specialized care (and equipment) no CER, you need to perform enrollment, by presenting the following documents (original and copy): ID card, birth record (is for less), SUS card, CPF, proof of address, medical referral to diagnosis, No CID and high release.

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