The General Department of Federal District and Territories (MPDFT) was contacted regarding a shortage of dermatologists that had resulted in delayed care, including for children, by the Department of Health.
According to the representation provided to the inspection body, there is a shortfall of 958 hours (which is 49 servers every 20 hours) of specialists in the public network of the Federal Capital. There are currently only 26 dermatologists providing care in general units.
The data was obtained through the Law on Access to Information (LAI) and sent to the Public Prosecutor for Citizens’ Rights, José Eduardo Sapo Paes.
Thus, the deficit of dermatologists in the Public Health Network of the Federal District is equivalent to more than 1.6 times the total number of physicians in this specialty of activity, a situation that largely explains the suffering
of the population waiting for help in this type of specialization ”, confirms the document signed by lawyer Marivaldo Pereira.
Also according to the Federal District Health Department, there is no current public competition for the position of dermatologist, the last competition was held in 2014 and ended in December 2018.
“As a result, the population suffers without access to the care of these specialists and ends up bearing the severe consequences of the progression of many diseases that can be avoided through counseling that is not provided,” the advocate asserts.
What does the Department of Health say?
wanted by capital CitiesAnd the Health Department explained that, “in the event that it is informed about representation, the bag will respond to all questions within the deadline set for the requesting authority.”
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