August 11, 2022
Discussão e votação de propostas. Dep. Carmen Zanotto CIDADANIA-SC

Chamber approves the project that guarantees transfers to SUS providers who have not met the targets

03/15/2022 – 17:52

Zika Ribeiro / House of Representatives

Carmen Zanotto read the opinion about the project in plenary

On Tuesday (15) the House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 2753/21, which guarantees remittances to Unified Health System (SUS) providers, and exempts them from achieving goals due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the changes, the proposal goes back to the Senate.

according to replace Rapporteur, deputy Andrei Vovuka (PP-MA)these entities will be exempted from achieving contract quantitative and qualitative targets until June 30, 2022. The deadline expired on December 31, 2021. Fufuca maintained the original project intent and specified that the transfers would be complete.

Due to what he considered an unwelcome legal error, Fufuca patched a file Law 13992/20 To clarify that the exemption starts from March 1, 2020, the date that was left out when the deadline was first extended to cover 2021.

“Therefore, I propose, through the presented alternative, the textual correction to avoid errors regarding the suspension period for achieving contractual goals,” he said.

for the deputy Carmen Zanotto (Citizenship-SC)who read André Fufuca’s opinion in plenary, the project should have already been approved to give legal certainty to the procedures adopted by the Ministry of Health.

Carmen Zanotto defended the proposal due to the emergence of the ômicron variant, which is responsible for a significant increase in transmissibility and the number of people infected with Covid-19. “In many cities, bed occupancy in intensive care units remains at very high levels,” he commented.

The deputy also recalled the efforts of the Parliament to combat the epidemic since March 2020. “Since then we have lived through moments of great sadness and loss of men and women who died due to the epidemic. In that first moment, the health teams and indicated that they did not have a simple mask, and today it began to use it becomes more flexible, And the vaccine was necessary for us to be able to face this epidemic.”

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In the general discussion, deputy Kim Kataguiri (União-SP) Speak against the proposal. “We need to renegotiate the quality and quantity targets for elective SUS surgeries, and not just extend the deadline for hospitals for noncompliance with procedures, which may involve chronic diseases with irreversible damage,” he added. “Citizens have not been able to get medical care during the pandemic and now there is a big queue. The population needs these surgeries immediately.”

vice Jorge Sola (PT-BA) He stated that charitable hospitals are in disarray due to lack of funding. He complained that “the targeted contracts have not been modified since 2016”. “We have to hold the government accountable for hospital resources.”

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Reporting – Eduardo Beovizzan and Francisco Brandao
Editing – Pierre Tripoli