Cost of ICU beds for children with acute respiratory illness reaches 89% in public network | Pernambuco

Severe respiratory problems for children are a concern for families and have been considered by applicants for critical care beds in the public network of Pernambuco. The location of the ICU office for this population reaches 89% (watch the video above).

According to the State Department of Health, there are currently 227 facilities of this type for infants and children with severe respiratory distress (Srag) in Pernambuco.

Of all these, 101 are from the ICU. That is, 90 children in the ICU are suffering from respiratory problems. There are also 131 children in the church, a place for 67% of the population.

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There are 227 beds for infants and toddlers with Srag in Pernambuco. Of these, 101 are in the ICU, but occupancy is at 89% – Photo: Print / TV Globo

The Department of Health said in a report that, of the hospitalized patients in the hospital, there were 1.5% cases of Covid-19 infection.

In addition, according to the government, incidents caused by other infectious diseases, such as Rhinovirus, Respiratory Syncytial Virus, etc., are common.

On Sunday (8), there were 40 requests for ICU beds, four for adults and 36 for children. The government has announced that it will open 25 ICU beds in the next days in Recife, Metropolitan and Sertão regions of the state.

Data from the Department of Public Health also indicates that 543,000 children have not yet started immunization of Covid-19 and 929,000 have not been fully vaccinated. In addition, children under 5 years of age can not get the vaccine and are more likely to get it.

On Sunday (8), there were 40 requests for ICU beds, four for adults and 36 for children – Photo: Print / TV Globo

Keven’s grandmother, 4-year-old Roberta Arruda, took her grandson to Maria Lucinda Hospital, in Recife, after the boy developed a fever and was tired.

“It came very badly and had to go to the red zone, where there was already a huge need for children. Unfortunately, the hospital could not meet the big demand,” he said. “he said.

Physician Eduardo Jorge da Fonseca, representative of the Brazilian Society of Immunizations, has worked for 35 years as a pediatrician at the Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira (Imip), a public hospital dedicated to is used for pediatric care in the state, in the central region of Recife. He said he had not seen the ICU students full time.

“Influenza vaccine is given free of charge to all children from six months to less than 5 years of age. Today, we have less than 15% coverage for children,” he said.

Pediatrician Valéria Bezerra is in charge of emergency care at Português Hospital. He advised parents to seek medical attention when fever, tiredness and vomiting.

“It is very important that parents do not carry anything. If the child has a serious illness, fever, anxiety, loss of appetite or other symptoms, especially Tired, in this case, it is important to go to the hospital. The doctor, “said ..

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