Cleaning worker Marcia Maria de Matos took her daughter to the emergency care unit in Belo Horizonte with flu symptoms. I was worried about the number of patients in the place. The wait was more than six hours.
“She has a bad headache, a sore throat, a high fever, and aches all over her body. When we got here it was so full and so full. There is not even a place to stay.”
The daughter of shoemaker Luis Carlos Fonseca was in the same situation. “She’s just been called inside for a check up so far. You still have to wait for the doctor to come in. I don’t know how long I’m going to wait here,” he said.
urban overcrowding in Belo Horizonte with Patients with respiratory symptoms is increasing In recent days, according to the city. Pictures taken at the city’s emergency care unit show Stretchers in the corridors.
Administrative Assistant Natalia Taiuba is trying to come Since Monday (20): She tried to see me, but I got here and they said they didn’t have a doctor to see me and that it would take some time. I came back today because I was sick all night during the night. I got here at four in the morning and now, it’s eight in the morning and they came to say that several doctors were missing.”
While Natalia spoke with a team of National newspaper, One Another woman came to see her but He didn’t even have the strength to enter the unit. Staff placed the patient in a wheelchair and she had to wait for her to be moved inside.
In addition to cases of respiratory problems, city hall Belo Horizonte He claims that there is a shortage of doctors. The situation should only improve when the certified professionals of the last competition take over. Meanwhile, the guidance of the municipal health department in Belo Horizonte is that in cases of mild symptoms, people turn to neighborhood health centers, before going to general urban areas.
“What we have seen in recent weeks is a significant increase in the population’s demand for our emergency services. Respiratory symptoms – often, acute, chronic, and therefore, people turn to the emergency service, and they look for UPAs at a time when they can look for health centers,” Says Tasiana Malheros, Under-Secretary of Health.
Natalia, once again, the left Without access to medical care. “There were still more than 30 people there, and the lady said there is really no provision for the service today anymore. Then I will look elsewhere,” he said.
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