The secretary provided numbers for the third quarter of 2022 and answered questions from councilors
On Monday afternoon (27), opening the hearings for the third quarter of last year, figures from the Municipal Health Secretariat were presented by the head of the department, Eliana Hanin. The council was chaired by Chancellor Edson Hill (Citizenship), accompanied by Chancellor Joao Clemente (PSDB).
Help Santa Casa
One of the main questions concerned Santa Casa. The secretary explained that the entity was going through a difficult time “as usual”. “They have a monthly deficit of about R$2.5 million and it’s not possible to bring everything to the city hall. We did the sourcing for them, but it’s not enough. R$12 million came in, so they’ve survived pretty well until this month. From now on “City Council is putting things out there, and we need to see what they’re going to do. At that moment, they put elective surgeries on hold, due to difficulty in supplies, renegotiating, but something very important is the political power to try to provide an alternative.”
For Eliana, “What stifles Santa Casa today is his loan payments, about R$1 million a month. City Hall makes more than R$1 million a month, which is the proposal, and they’ve already managed to break even. It’s a very complicated situation.”
In the reporting period, 1,527 surgeries were performed, 559 elective and 968 emergency, totaling R$4,104,216.60.
transportation and samo
Asked about transferring patients, the secretary said there was a 20% increase in demand – 8,889 patients and their companions were transferred for care within the municipality and 5,929 outside. “We put five more vehicles, two for Samu,” he elaborated. According to her, the reasons would be the financial difficulties people face and old age, which increases the need for transportation. “The dialysis service is also growing exponentially, as the patient goes three times a week and has no transportation.”
I also talked about the wear and tear of vehicles. “They run up to 700 kilometers a day.” According to Health Ombudsman figures, there were 134 complaints about patient transfers in the last four months of last year, second only to complaints about examinations and counseling (379).
Regarding dengue cases, Eliana indicated that dengue outbreaks are cyclical. You rarely have two epidemics in a row. In addition, some measures were taken, especially with traps. There are 907 spread across the city, catching a mosquito and analyzing whether it has the virus. Another 15 endemic disease control agents have also been allowed to be employed.”
In the third quarter of last year, there were 1,072 reported/investigated cases and 204 confirmed cases (19.03%). With regard to property visitation, 4,464 were carried out by vector control agents and 544 by community health agents. Approximately 325 tons of useless material has been removed.
During the period, 27,346 doses were administered, including 9,696 in November alone. In addition, 8,414 new cases were recorded – 5,506 in December. On February 23 of this year, Araraquara registered 92.3% of the population with a full vaccination schedule and 96.7% with the schedule starting.
Also present were the President of the Law Council, Chancellor Paulo Landem (Workers’ Party), First Secretary of the Board of Directors, Chancellor Hugo Adorno (Republicans), and Councilman Fabi Virgilio (Workers’ Party). Full hearing can be seen .
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