Ministry of Health of Brazil allocates BRL 230 million grant for expansion of healthcare services in university hospitals
Ministry of Health, Brazil has approved BRL 230 million for expansion and qualification of the care provided by the Unified Health System (SUS) in university hospitals. BRL 200 million will be used to fund the healthcare services and BRL 30 million for investments in the healthcare units. Total 50 university hospitals in 22 states and districts will be benefitted from this allotment. The amount is being provided under the National Programme for Restructuring of Federal University Hospitals (REHUF), established by the Government in 2010 to increase the budget of the university hospitals, so that these institutions can prove themselves better in the areas of education, research, and quality care. The ministry has already allocated BRL 2.8 billion to university hospitals since the starting of REHUF.