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Among the recommendations made in a document sent to the PGR, there is an increase in health surveillance actions in ports, airports and border crossings, suggesting the prior assessment for disembarking passengers.

DIDA SAMPAIO / ESTADÃO CONTENT – 10/31/2020Document must be sent to the folder headed by Eduardo Pazuello

THE Federal Public Ministry (MPF) recommended that the Ministry of Health (MS) to adopt measures to count the progress of Covid-19 Throughout the national territory. The recommendation was made through a document signed by prosecutors from the Federal District and 24 other states. They are: Acre, Alagoas, Amapá, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Paraíba, Paraná, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia, Roraima, Santa Catarina, São Paulo, Sergipe and Tocantins. The recommendation aims to avoid the “imminent collapse of the public and private healthcare networks”. One of the demands mentioned in the document is that the portfolio commanded by Eduardo Pazuello elaborate a risk matrix that supports the adoption of distance measures that are in accordance with the service capacity of each location. The piece was sent to the Attorney General of the Republic, Augusto Aras, so that it is sent to the MS.

In the document, the prosecutors defend an increase in health surveillance actions in ports, airports and border crossings, suggesting the prior assessment for disembarkation and the weekly assessment for possible temporary restrictions on the entry and exit of people in the country. Another recommendation is to create a National Communication Plan aimed at reinforcing the importance of preventive measures against Covid-19. The document takes into account studies that show the effectiveness of social distance and data that show the serious situation that the country is currently experiencing. This Thursday, 4, according to the National Council of Health Secretaries (CONASS), there were 75 thousand cases and 1,699 deaths caused by the disease. The position in favor of adopting more rigid measures was also defended by CONASS itself, and the Council’s statement was quoted in the attorneys’ document.

The document also instructs the MS to monitor the stock of inputs as oxygen and medicines used for intubation in each state, ensuring the supply of items in all regions of the country. The feasibility of transferring extraordinary resources to the Health Unic System (SUS), with contributions to the State and Municipal Health Funds, to guarantee actions such as expanding the number of beds dedicated to patients with the disease. Other actions cited as a way of supporting states and municipalities were the recruitment of specialized personnel and the increase in technical and financial support to expand testing and, mainly, the vaccination of the population against Covid-19. Among the measures to accelerate immunization, is the purchase of more vaccines that have already been registered by the National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) or other foreign agencies. After receiving the recommendation from the PGR, the MS will have five days to inform whether it will comply with the content of the document and what actions will be taken.

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