Compensatory resources are intended for restructuring public health care networks in impacted locations
The municipalities of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo impacted by the collapse of the Fundão (MG) dam have at their disposal around R$ 370 million in compensatory resources to structure health care networks and ensure comprehensive medical care for those affected and the population in general.
The funds disbursed before and during the Covid-19 pandemic represent, in the medium and long term, investments in structuring actions in the health area. “The financing of compensatory actions by the Renova Foundation to strengthen the Unified Health System (SUS) will contribute to health care for the entire population in the municipalities affected by the Fundão dam failure. The allocation of resources was defined by the state administrators”, says Wagner Tonon, manager of the Support Program for Physical and Mental Health of the Impacted Population.
About R$ 150 million will be invested in structuring the Unified Health System (SUS), optimizing the Health Care Networks along the Doce River basin. BRL 82.8 million for the state of Minas Gerais, BRL 60 million for the state of Espírito Santo and BRL 7.2 million for 36 municipalities in Minas Gerais. The approval of the allocation of amounts was carried out by the 12th Federal Court of Belo Horizonte (MG) and was provided for in Priority Axis 11, in compliance with deliberation 470 of the Interfederative Committee (CIF).
|DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES – R$ 150 MILLION|
|GOVERNADOR VALADARES HOSPITAL:||R$ 54.3 million|
|SAMU LESTE DO SUL:||R$ 28.4 million|
|R$ 82.8 million|
|UPA LINHARES:||R$ 9.6 million|
|UPA COLATINA:||R$ 9.6 million|
|BAIXO GUANDU HOSPITAL:||R$ 25.5 million|
|EQUIPMENT AND AMBULANCES:||R$ 15.2 million|
|R$ 60 million|
|MUNICIPALITIES OF MINAS GERAIS|
|SUPPORT TO MUNICIPAL PUBLIC HEALTH:||R$ 7.2 million|
|TOTAL (approximate)||R$ 150 million|
More than R$ 120 million were transferred in April 2020 to be used in actions to combat the pandemic. Of this amount, BRL 84 million went to Minas Gerais and BRL 36 million to Espírito Santo.
Of this amount, Minas Gerais allocated more than R$51.2 million to the acquisition of 1047 respirators to combat Covid-19. Espírito Santo allocated more than R$ 18.7 million to acquire 250 respirators to fight the coronavirus. Around R$6.8 million were also allocated for renovations and adjustments to the Sílvio Avidos Hospital and Maternity Hospital, in Colatina, and the Linhares General Hospital; and for the acquisition and installation of stand at the State Hospital for Urgency and Emergency in Vitória (HEUE – Formerly Hospital São Lucas). As a result, the supply of beds in hospitals was expanded. In all, 95 new beds are being opened, 44 in Linhares, 18 in Colatina and 33 in Vitória, Espírito Santo.
The two states plan the destination of the remaining amount available.
|DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES – BRL 120 MILLION|
|ACQUISITION OF LUNG VENTILATORS||R$ 51.3 million|
|RESOURCES IN PLANNING BY THE STATE||R$ 32.8 million|
|R$ 84.1 million|
|ACQUISITION OF LUNG VENTILATORS||R$ 18.8 million|
|COLATINA AND LINHARES HOSPITAL||R$ 5.2 million|
|VITORIA HOSPITAL||R$ 1.7 million|
|RESOURCES IN PLANNING BY THE STATE||R$ 10.4 million|
|R$ 36 million|
|TOTAL (approximate)||R$ 120.1 million|
Also noteworthy is the allocation of resources to health by the Integrated Agenda for the completion of the works of the Regional Hospital of Governador Valadares (MG) with a total investment of R$ 75.3 million.
Mariana and Barra Longa
In Mariana (MG), investments for the Public Unified Health System (SUS) reached the amount of R$ 16.2 million. The actions include the financing of 34 health professionals, after a selection process and direct hiring by the City of Mariana; renovation and expansion of the Children’s Psychosocial Care Center (CAPSij); rental of property, acquisition of equipment and furniture necessary for the Conviver team, which provides services in the mental health area; availability of vehicles and others.
The actions in Barra Longa (MG) foresee the value of R$ 8 million for the strengthening of the local Public Unified Health System (SUS), over 2 years. Of these, approximately R$ 6 million will be used to hire 16 health professionals to work in the areas of Primary Health Care, Mental Health and Health Surveillance. In addition, the Renova Foundation is financing a Technical Training Program for Public Unified Health System (SUS) professionals.
|APPROXIMATELY BRL 370 MILLION IN INVESTMENTS|
|STRUCTURING ACTIONS||R$ 150 million|
|COVID-19 ACTIONS||R$ 120 million|
|INTEGRATED AGENDA||R$ 75.3 million|
|ACTIONS IN MARIANA||R$ 16.2 million|
|ACTIONS IN BARRA LONGA||R$ 8 million|
|TOTAL (approximate)||R$ 370 million|