Santa Casa closes wing of contracts to continue SUS care in Pocos de Caldas, south of Minas Gerais

The wing for insured sufferers at Santa Casa de Pocos de Caldas was closed in order that SUS care may continue. The transfer was made due to monetary difficulties skilled by the hospital, such because the departure of medical doctors and nurses. The prefecture has already offered emergency support of R$ 2 million to the hospital.

The case was uncovered by Health Secretary Carlos Mosconi throughout a metropolis council session held this week.

“Santa Casa is not accepting affected person transfers as a result of of inner issues, together with administrative and monetary issues, employees shortages. Naturally, it’s a huge concern for us,” he stated.

According to Mosconi, the issues have been primarily brought on by the dearth of professionals at Santa Casa.

“A plastic surgeon left, resigned. Other surgeons, different medical doctors of different specialties left. Santa Casa will not be receiving any affected person from UPA immediately, from anyplace. Even a non-public individual arriving there won’t be able to enter,” he stated.

The secretary says the municipality helped repay a debt of R$ 2 million between the hospital and the medical doctors. He explores different methods with the authorized division to mitigate Santa Casa’s issues.

“We are trying right here, in our finance division, naturally with the help of City Hall, and likewise in our authorized division, what we will do to mitigate this drawback or discover a resolution. With the intention that Santa Casa doesn’t cease admitting SUS sufferers, it receives SUS sufferers, UPA sufferers will be transferred, in addition to Margarita Morales sufferers will be transferred there,” he stated.

The Santa Casa superintendent acknowledges that there was an exodus of well being professionals, together with medical doctors and primarily nurses.

“It occurred as a result of we couldn’t pay equal salaries to professionals, particularly nurses, in contrast to different hospitals in the town. We cannot continue. So, as a result of of that, it’s pure that individuals need one thing higher for them, to get higher, to get higher pay”, commented Ricardo Sa, Superintendent of Santa Casa.

Santa Casa de Pocos de Caldas (MG) — Photo: Reproduction/EPTV

With the departure of many professionals, Santa Casa closed a wing with 14 beds supposed to serve sufferers from personal insurance coverage. With this determination, on-site professionals now serve sufferers coming by way of SUS.

“We have many skilled professionals in our area, however most will not be in becoming a member of the occupation due to low pay. We must also not neglect that nursing is a dangerous occupation. We have many brokers which might be dangerous to the well being of employees in the hospital surroundings. These professionals are disillusioned with the occupation due to skilled depreciation, which doesn’t match the duty of the work that these individuals develop”, highlighted Marcos Rubio, inspector of the Regional Nursing Council of Minas Gerais (Coren).

The superintendent of the hospital stated he, together with the municipality, had modified the wage for the Santa Casa staff. He stated he believed the rise may stem the exodus of professionals.

“An 11% pay change and likewise 11% in meals stamps. With that, we’re very shut to the values ​​which might be in the abroad market, and with that we managed to cease this exodus of staff. We are already beginning to make a brand new name, re-composing our employees, from new staff and even bringing in some previous ones”, identified Ricardo Sa.

Regarding non-attendance of sufferers, the superintendent stated that this occurs as a result of the hospital is usually overcrowded, which makes it not possible to attend to sufferers due to lack of beds.

“This drawback happens irrespective of the quantity of staff. We refuse, we ask to wait. Because the hospital is notoriously and routinely overcrowded, it’s true, we ask the community to wait in order that inside a day or two we will discover a place for a affected person who’s critically in poor health in the community. Come to the hospital,” he stated.

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