Mato Grosso is the fourth state that notifies the Attorney General’s Office of the imminent risk of lack of oxygen; Amapá, Acre and Roraima have already spoken about
Through the Integrated Health Epidemic Monitoring Office Covid-19 (Giac), the Attorney General’s Office requested this Wednesday, 24, that the Ministry of Health provide information on a request for operational support made by the State of Mato Grosso last Monday, 22, to avoid the shortage of medical oxygen for patients in the federative unit. In the document sent to the Health folder, the sub-attorney Célia Regina Souza Delgado points out that the region of the municipality of Sinop, with almost 150 thousand inhabitants, is one of those that is at greatest risk of shortages. The change of address of a manufacturer of the material would have compromised deliveries to two distributors that supply more than 50 municipalities in the region and hindered the logistics of deliveries.
State health bulletins were also attached to the document sent to the federal portfolio showing that the increase in cases has increased the consumption of medicinal gases in Mato Grosso five times since March 18. The State has 100% of the ICU beds in the public network occupied and has already narrated the waiting list for patients in hospitals. Since the creation of Giac, at the end of 2020, this is the fourth letter issued by the group to the Ministry of Health, calling for urgent measures to prevent oxygen shortages in the states. Similar requests were made on behalf of Amapá, Acre and Roraima.