Ministry of Health publishes decree releasing R $ 30 million to the Amazon

José Melo was gathered on Thursday (01) with the Minister of Health to address the release of this feature.
02/09/2016 16h01 - Updated 2/09/2016 16h01
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The Ministry of Health (MS) published in the Official Gazette (DOU) Friday (02) the ordinance that releases additional feature worth R $ 30 million to the state Department of Health (Sesame), to be applied in the media calls and high complexity.

The governor Jose Melo was gathered on Thursday (01) with the Minister of Health, Ricardo Barros, in Brasilia, to deal with the release of this feature. The money was made available after the publication of Decree 37.218, which declared State of Economic Emergency in the Amazon Health System.

According to the state health secretary, Pedro Elias de Souza, the extra feature will allow solve emergency issues that the Amazon of the health system is facing, because of the economic crisis. He says the feature will be applied in emergency care, mainly in cardiac surgery, care for chronic renal and cancer care. "The economic crisis has affected several sectors, including healthcare, but we are working so that the population is not unassisted ", said Peter Elias.

The secretary explained that was provided by the MS, in 2016, the transfer of R $ 501 million to the Amazon. "This feature of R $ 30 million is additional, a significant enhancement in this time of economic crisis ", said.

The governor Jose Melo has repeated that the Amazon is one of the most disadvantaged in the country, with fundraising fall. "Despite the reforms we have made to save the public system, the crisis hit us hard enough. Our daily battle is to maintain the quality of care for people and, for this, we are fighting on several fronts and, as a result of this battle, obtained these additional resources ", said the governor.

The Amazon is the penultimate Brazilian state in the volume of federal transfers for health and is what most invest in the sector - around 23% your budget, when the percentage constitutionally required is 12%.

Besides that, the State Government is responsible for a high percentage of coverage of care in primary care, municipal competence, which increases the cost constituted by the Susam. Ninety percent of urgency and emergency care provided by Susam in Manaus, including maternal and child area, are patients from primary care.

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