Senator Major Olímpio and federal member Junior Bozzella visit HRCPP
By Amanda Albuquerque / HRCPP Press Officer
The Regional Cancer Hospital of Presidente Prudente (HRCPP) was visited by Senator Major Olímpio and Federal Deputy Junior Bozzella during Monday afternoon (17). The authorities were accompanied by their advisers and also by the municipal mayor of Presidente Venceslau (SP), Jorge Duran.
The HRCPP president, Francelino Magalhães, requested support from parliamentarians on demands that are being processed by health agencies, such as accreditation with the Unified Health System (SUS).
“The Hospital performs more than 4 thousand visits per month and is always seeking the well-being of those who need it most. Today, for example, is a very special day, as we are starting MRI exams and taking another big step for the institution and the population in general ”, said the president.
Francelino also informed about the beginning of the adult Intensive Care Unit (ICU), scheduled for March this year, and the progress towards the construction of the pediatric ICU – which is already in the process of building adaptation for the construction of the sector, with six beds.
Senator Major Olímpio became aware of the needs of the HRCPP and informed that he will schedule a meeting with the health minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta, to defend the hospital’s claims. “We are sure that we will be served. We are together in this search for conditions to expand hospital services ”, said the senator.
Deputy Junior Bozzella also defended the hospital’s needs and claimed to always work based on the defense of public health. “We want an increasingly better public health service for society,” commented the deputy.
Jorge Duran, Mayor of Presidente Venceslau, also showed support, stating that the institution is of interest to the entire region. “Our region has always been and will be alongside the hospital’s management in its claims. We will be in Brasilia, taking the plea that is not only from the hospital, but from all the municipalities that are part of the Union of Municipalities of Pontal do Paranapanema ”, informed Duran.
In addition to seeking SUS accreditation, the hospital also demanded increased resources to enable the institution to function fully. “It takes 36 million reais a year to put, if not one hundred percent, at least eighty percent of the calls in operation,” explained the president.
Currently, the hospital manages the services through donations (surgeries, hospitalizations, diagnostic imaging exams and outpatient consultations) and the transfer of Santa Casa de Presidente Prudente to the chemotherapy and radiotherapy sectors, in which the HRCPP acts as service provider for the hospital unit.