Belo Horizonte City Hall opens 40 more Covid-19 Infirmary beds

Name of the local/regional government
Belo Horizonte
Brazil
Government representative or decision and policy-maker
Type of initiative
Preparedness
Response
Highest scale of the initiative
Metropolitan Area
Type of response
Health
Contact information:
Bruno Pimenta Starling: brunops@pbh.gov.br
Initiative language
Portuguese

To ensure assistance to the population, the City of Belo Horizonte opened this Monday, January 24, 40 more COVID-19 Infirmary beds in the SUS-BH Network. Since the beginning of January, 358 Infirmary beds have been opened by the Municipality, going from 220 to 578. It is important to reinforce that patients with flu, still without results for COVID-19, can also be hospitalized in the ICU and Infirmary beds dedicated to the disease, as the symptoms are similar.

The Municipal Health Department monitors the epidemiological and assistance numbers of the disease on a daily basis and any aggravation that compromises the ability to provide care will be treated properly.

To which (if any) collective(s) is addressed mainly this initiative?
No distiction
No distintion
Is this initiative supported by any organization?
No
This initiative has been created...
As a reaction to specific problems generated by the pandemic

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