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São Paulo State Civil Service Hospital has crowded corridors, patients with flu-like symptoms lie on the floor and are late to get care |  Sao Paulo

São Paulo State Civil Service Hospital has crowded corridors, patients with flu-like symptoms lie on the floor and are late to get care | Sao Paulo

At the São Paulo State Civil Personnel Hospital, south of Sao Paulo, patients complain of a lack of doctors, capacity, and delays in care. People who sought care with flu-like symptoms were lying in corridors and even on the floor due to a lack of space.

Between Wednesday afternoon (22) and Thursday morning (23), many people gathered in waiting rooms waiting for help. With the delay, many have given up going to the doctor and gone home.

In addition to the population chaos, there have also been complaints about the care of some workers in the health unit.

“I saw people who arrived at 7 am. [Os funcionários] They even treat people who are lying on the floor and sitting on the bench very badly, because they are really bad ”, complains one of the patients.

Patients complain of hospital overcrowding, but service in SP and delays in care – Photo: Globo TV giving birth

The lady who had been waiting more than two hours to pass the examination also felt sorry. “There is only one nurse attending the triage and three doctors, and there are a lot of people inside,” he said.

School organizer Roslyn Aparecida escorted a patient who was trying to enter the hospital and had been waiting for hours. “I have already come with a paper for hospital treatment and have not been admitted to hospital yet. Complete disregard.”

The Sao Paulo State Civil Servant’s Medicaid Institute says the hospital receives between 500 and 600 people a day in the unit’s emergency room and the average care time at triage is 15 minutes, but in recent weeks there has been an increase in cases of patients with respiratory symptoms . The hospital says it is hiring health professionals to meet the needs posed by the high demand.

Influenza cases increased in several cities in the state of SP

At UPA Santo Amaro and UPA Vila Mariana, also in the southern region, the scenario of overcrowding and delays in service also repeated. One patient recorded photos inside the UPA Vila Mariana that also show a patient lying on the floor while waiting.

This Thursday, the city of São Paulo will receive 400,000 doses of influenza vaccine and begin to vaccinate on Friday (24th), pregnant women, the elderly and children under five who have not yet taken the vaccine. In total, one million doses have been ordered from the Butantan Institute.

Exhausted patients in wheelchairs wait hours for treatment at the Governmental General Hospital in SP – Photo: Globo TV giving birth

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