The President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, said he would reissue the decree to include a research project on a partnership with the private initiative with the Basic Health Units (UBS). Last Wednesday (28), after the negative reaction, the agent revoked the proposal. According to Bolsonaro, the decree has nothing to do with Unified Health System (SUS) privatization.
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“Yesterday, we had a little issue regarding a decree, nothing to do with SUS privatization, but unfortunately, most of the media have Carnival on it,” chairman Last Thursday (29) during his Facebook live session.
The official said the decree was withdrawn but will be reissued in the coming weeks.
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“The media said ‘it will privatize SUS’, ‘the poor will not be able to be served by SUS’. I have revoked the decree, but it is noted that in a few days we may reissue it, this will happen next week.
During his life, the president cited the alleged project created by the former president Dilma Rouseff to protect your decree. According to the website “UOL”, the president’s writing aims to protect public-private partnerships to improve “specialized services”. These partnerships are currently allowed at SUS.
Furthermore, in her speech, when talking about Rouseff, Bolsonaro remembers the period in which she was in the presidency, referring to the mission of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
On September 23, 2010, Dilma That’s the president, isn’t it? Dilma Rouseff defends collaboration with private initiatives to improve SUS. Exactly what was proposed now, she suggested before, was unsuccessful, as a change had no effect in her government. But exactly the same decree. We change one word or another that we have lost ”.
Finally, the representative said “she is very important now” regarding the notes Rouseff made on her social network.
1 The Ordinance of Bolsonaro and Guedes allowing the privatization of Basic Medical Units was a decisive step towards the destruction of SUS. More than 150 million Brazilians have only SUS as a form of access to health care. (…)
– Dilma Rousseff (@dilmabr) October 28, 2020
“So Mrs. Dilma Rousseff, I even gave her a poster, we will re-present the decree in a few days. What you didn’t manage to do there, we’ll be able to do it now, ”said Bolsonaro.
Bolsonaro revokes the decree on the privatization of SUS
Goverment Jair Bolsonaro revoked on Wednesday (28), upon request, decree authorizing concessions given by UBS own initiative.
Therefore, Bolsonaro announced on his social network “lack of financial resources to complete works, purchase equipment and hire manpower”, he announced, “the spirit of the revoked decree is” to complete into these projects, as well as allowing users to search online at the cost paid by the Trade Union ”. In addition, the president added that there are more than 4,000 UBS and 168 Urgent Care Units (As) unfinished.
The decree, published last Tuesday (27), will allow the Department of Economy to undertake studies to include these entities in the President’s Investment Partnership Program (PPI).
After the announcement, a segment of the population, delegates and the National Health Council objected to the studies on the possibility of privatized SUS.