The Brazilian Ministry of Health reported 2,815 more deaths from the coronavirus this Friday, bringing the country to 290,314 deaths from the pandemic, which peaked at its worst this month of March.
Brazil also hits a new record in the number of daily cases at 90,570, bringing the total to 11,871,390, while according to the latest health portfolio, it hits 10,383,460.
The daily numbers of COVID-19 in the country confirm that it is at the worst peak of the pandemic, which is also spreading to hospitals with a major breakdown, especially intensive care units.
The lack of supplies for patient care is another threat to the country’s health system. A survey by the National Mayor’s Front shows that, according to the G1 media, there is a shortage of oxygen in at least 76 communities in fifteen Brazilian states.
For its part, the Department of Health has given assurances that quantities of oxygen will arrive in various states and communities next week, and has arranged for it to “keep an eye on” its needs.
On the other hand, the National Association of Private Hospitals published an open letter this Friday asking the Department of Health to take urgent action before ICUs become unavailable to intubate patients with COVID-19.
“There is a clear shortage of essential drugs,” denounced the group in a lawsuit that has already been repeated by some municipalities, and warned that the so-called “intubation kit” was at a critical level.
In the context of the pandemic crisis, Deputy Attorney General of the Federal Court of Justice (TCU) Public Ministry Lucas Furtado this Friday asked the TCU to remove President Jair Bolsonaro from the management of hierarchical functions of health, economy and civil home.
Furtado has called for the TCU to recognize “the legitimacy, administrative competence and authority” of Vice President Hamilton Mourao to appoint the heads of the above ministries, a motion for whose analysis the court has previously mentioned no deadline, according to local media.
The motion is made because of Bolsonaro’s “inertia and omission” in implementing public health policy against COVID-19.
Likewise, he has pointed out that if no service is provided to the population during the entire pandemic, the public coffers will be damaged. “The structure remains sluggish due to disputes and political whims before the suffering of the population due to predictable and avoidable factors,” he complained.
Therefore, Furtado stressed in his question that measures must be taken that include “a minimum level of effectiveness”.