Francisca Mendes hospital will double the capacity tests until the second half of June

Increase the unit's service capacity, which is a reference in cardiology in the North, It is one of the goals of the Health Emergency Plan, you want to reset the query queues, tests and surgeries in the state.
19/05/2017 15h29 - Updated 20/05/2017 16h14
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Until the second half of June, a new hemodynamic machine will be installed at the University Hospital Francisca Mendes, folding the ability to perform tests and complex procedures in cardiology and neurology. The announcement was made by the governor of Amazonas, David Almeida, during a visit to the hospital, this Friday, 19 of May.

Increase the unit's service capacity, which is a reference in cardiology in the North, It is one of the goals of the Health Emergency Plan, you want to reset the query queues, tests and surgeries in the state. "We will solve specific problems that we are encountering in the sector and optimize the care provided in state hospitals", said the governor, who also visited the hospital Secon Foundation (FCecon), this Friday, which announced it will take over the work of the bunker. The space, It is built to house a second linear accelerator, which will increase by 50% the provision of radiotherapy, had suspended the works, due to the company's bankruptcy contracted by the Federal Government, who also donated the equipment.

Already hemodialysis machine Francisca Mendes Hospital was acquired via Social Promotion Fund (FPS) at a cost of approximately R $ 400 thousand and must reach the Amazon in the coming days. The FPS allocated R $ 2 million for the newly hospital, value which was also used for the reform of hemodynamic machine, budgeted at R $ 200 one thousand.

With equipment that is operating today, Francisca Mendes offer every month the 50 catheterization procedures, 20 neurological procedures, addition to vascular procedures and implantation of pacemakers. "With the new machine, which has the same capacity that we have here, we offer double examinations and procedures ", said Pedro Elias, hospital director.

Surgeries - With the resources of the FPS, It was also carried out the acquisition of prosthetics and orthotics, essential to advance in the queue cardiac surgery unit. According to Pedro Elias, the hospital should perform about four surgeries per day, an avarage of 80 monthly.


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