Founder of Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) and Columnist at UOL, Gonzalo Vecina has criticized the possibility brought up by FenaSaúde (National Federation of Complementary Health) to adjust monthly fees for health plans.
The organization argues that the cost of each patient with covid-19 admitted to intensive care units in hospitals that provide medical insurance has nearly tripled, an increase of 187%, since the start of the pandemic.
“This pandemic has revealed that this is a brutally unequal country, and that SUS is key,” the health doctor said. “This news exposes the Pantagruelic appetite these health plans have for making money and not delivering health care.” UOL News Today (9).
FenaSaúde attributes the increase in hospitalization cost to “increased demand [mais pacientes doentes], from the few suppliers, increased logistics costs, uncertainties in the Brazilian economy and, above all, an increase in the dollar. ”
“Basically, translating all this is the financialization of the health sector,” Vecina continued.
Gonzalo Vesena also expressed support for the announcement by the Governor of São Paulo, João Doria (PSDB), to apply for a so-called “vaccine passport” to enter the state. “We have to control the entry of unprotected people against the evil that has plagued humanity,” he said.
The founder of Anvisa said that the country does not have a structure to implement the measures already taken by the Ministry of Health upon arrival in Brazil. “Many countries have failed to come up with an inspection plan, and I doubt that this will happen here. The possibility of that happening is absurd,” he said.
In today’s edition of the DOU (Federal Official Gazette), the federal government has published a decree requiring the submission of a negative covid-19 test and proof of vaccination for travelers who wish to enter Brazil by air. Those who have not been vaccinated must undergo a five-day quarantine period. The measures come into effect on Saturday (11) and apply to Brazilians and foreigners.
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