MP-RS will investigate fraud in cancer screening in Pelotas (RS)

MP-RS will investigate fraud in cancer screening in Pelotas (RS)

Only 1% of preventive cervical exams performed in the Pelotas public network were analyzed, the others received "normal" results.

Tests done by UBS Bom Jesus were not analyzed by the laboratoryPromotion / Pelotas Health DepartmentMP-RS (Public Prosecutor of Rio Grande do Sul) will investigate alleged frauds in Pap smears in Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul .The complaint, which was referred to the agency on Thursday (11) at night, became a public civil inquiry.The person responsible for the case is prosecutor Angela Rotundo.According to the MP-RS press office, the information is still preliminary, but the inquiry was opened to "gather information and investigate the issue".Understand the caseDoctors and nurses of the Basic Health Unit (UBS) Bom Jesus, in the city of Rio Grande do Sul, who were processing the Papanicloau exam, the test that can detect cervical cancer, noticed a very large reduction in the number of cases of the disease.Between January 2014 and June 2017, no woman who took the exam had any changes identified.A table of exams from the same health unit showed that before this period 44 results...


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