Pediatric doctors at the Gonzaga Mota (Gonzaguinha) Hospital in Barra do Cear condemn the statement that the pediatric urgency of the site can be closed. According to Dr. Cear Syndicate, experts working in the unit received a notification via the VhatsApp application, on Tuesday, 6th.
The union also said it intends to meet with the hospital's clinical management to clarify the case.
According to the Secretariat for Health, children's emergency cases and other hospice sectors are abolished for retirement, but does not confirm that the activities will be permanently closed. In addition, he added that all calls from banned sectors were transferred to nearby units.
Edmar Fernandes, chairman of the union, reports that he was warned that he would begin a hospital reform in July this year. The warning has already signaled the possibility of closing the pediatric crisis. "I asked for a meeting with the hospital management, which informed that the sector will not end, but it would be expanded with the reform, and after the work was completed, the presence would normally return," he said. According to him, the renovation should last a month, but it is still in progress.
Even so, according to the president, local doctors on Tuesday received an announcement that the emergency situation would indeed be closed. Pediatric professionals should be relocated to other hospitals. "In recent years, we have been participating in public hearings condemning the reduction of the number of pediatric beds, which is the vulnerable sector of the population, but they want to close the case that should be expanded by the reform," he says.
Pediatrician Vladia Sampaio is working at the hospital for about 10 years and was one of the female workers who received news from VhatsApp. She says the warning was sent by the hospital's clinical director, Heraldo Cavalcante, in a group of local pediatric messages. In addition, even with plans to build a new children's hospital, Gonzaguing's urgency could not be closed before this new site was ready, "he said." It was an unorganized way to communicate.
Officials said the warning said an emergency hospital would be reopened on May 19, but the pediatrician remains closed. The clinic would be disabled. "It has not been officially closed, it will only be defined after the completion of the maternity reform, but it will probably be," the text says.
According to a clinical director's message, the pediatric crisis is retarded, but will not work permanently on activities. According to him, the forecast for the completion of the reform, which is in its second phase, is at least six months.
According to the coordinator of the hospitals and special units of the Fortaleza Municipal Health Department (SMS), Romel Arauja, children's emergency cases, as well as other wings housings, should be closed for retirement, but does not confirm that the activities will be permanently closed. He further states that all sector calls were transferred to nearby units as well as employees. The forecast for the end is by the second half of next year.
Writing Online POVO