Brazilian Ministry of Health allocates BRL 8.1 million to reform healthcare services in Piauí
The network of healthcare in Piaui has been allocated BRL 8.1 million by the Brazilian Ministry of Health for the improvement of medium- and high-complexity procedures such as surgery, hospitalization, x-rays, dialysis, traumatology and orthopedic procedures. The fund will be used by the state to set up a new eight-bed pediatric ICU and an Emergency Unit in the capital, Teresina. In all, six municipalities of Teresina, Bom Jesus Antonio Almeida Picos, Piauí Angical and Queimada Nova will be benefitted. Of the total fund, the Teresina Hospital will receive BRL 1.5 million to establish an emergency unit, pediatric ICU beds and for reforming traumatology and orthopedic procedures. Moreover, the hospital will receive BRL 3 million annually from the capital to fund the emergency unit. The municipality of Bom Jesus will receive BRL 314,600 to make Clinical Nephrology services available to the entire population. The municipality will also receive BRL 524,400 to help patients undergoing hemodialysis. BRL 1.7 million would be paid by the Municipal Health Fund Teresina to provide high-complexity cardiovascular care.