Truckers strike still affects hospitals across Brazil

Truckers strike still affects hospitals across Brazil

Even with escort to trucks that transport inputs, care remains harmed in health institutions

Hospitals affected by truckers strikedisclosureEven with escorting security forces and trucks with hospital supplies managing to break roadblocks, the situation in hospitals has not yet been normalized.By means of a note, Anahp (National Association of Private Hospitals), which represents 107 institutions, informs that elective surgeries have already been postponed to ensure urgent and emergency care.In addition, the association says that medical gases are in very limited supply, which affects surgeries, ICU patients and emergency care.In addition, says Anahp, patients' food already needs adaptation due to problems in the distribution of fresh foods;hospital waste collection is already affected, causing problems with waste disposal;and supplies for exams and hemodialysis are already limited.Finally, staff have difficulty reaching hospitals because of problems with public transport.Beginning next week, hospitals will no longer be able to ensure access and continuity of care...


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