Due to the increasing demand for care of children with symptoms of shortness of breath in the health network (Public and private) Curitibar, The Municipal Health Department (SMS) has decided to temporarily restructure its services. Change will continue as long as it is needed.
Starting next Friday (29), 11 health units will be converted into care centers for adults and children with mild to moderate shortness of breath.
Nine of these units will serve children, adolescents and adults With respiratory symptoms and so onFlu and Covid-19 vaccines will not be given. Already Unity Ouvidor Pardinho will only be available to adults. Unity Mother Curitiba will only serve children (Except this Saturday, when you get the flu and measles vaccine for D-Day babies). On working days, Ouvidor Pardinho and A Mãe Curitibana keep vaccinated against the flu and covid for the invited public.
Opening hours will be Monday through Friday from 7am to 7pm and Saturday from 8am to 5pm..
Flavia Quadros, superintendent of SMS management, explained that High pediatric demand has increased the waiting time for care In less severe cases of fasting. This view needs to be adopted by the municipality Strategies that prioritize emergency care Those who seek health care are welcome.
Flavia remembers that The return of other viruses was already an expected movement, especially with the advent of autumn.
“At the height of the epidemic, we have already warned that when Kovid-19 returns, other viruses will spread again. This, associated with the city’s climate profile, favors the illness of a large number of people, especially children who have spent long periods at home. ”
A part of the restructuring Package of actions to reduce the effects of normal growth of respiratory diseases With the arrival of autumn and winter in the city health services. The change follows an incidental plan to deal with Covid-19, Which is stable but not over yet.
Throughout the week, SMS also expressed Activation of pediatric beds in SUS network hospitals. Already activated Ten beds are being activated at Evangelical University Hospital and ten more beds at Hospital D Clinicus.
SMS will start from next Monday (2) Slow activation of 30 beds in Bairo Novo Hospital. On Monday, ten will be activated and the rest weekly.
Others Optional pediatric surgery at a hospital recognized at SUS will be canceledThis movement will allow to activate the new pediatric bed.
SMS recommends that private hospitals also assess the need to temporarily suspend these procedures..
“This increase in cases has not only affected the SUS network, we have also seen that private network services have come under pressure due to this increase in cases,” the superintendent said.
Increase pediatric care
In January, 93,248 in total attendance Operated by Curitibar UPA, 19% were childrenIts name Of the 65,346 attendees in April, 35% were children, 84% increase in child care percentage.
Registered child care is the main reason, Symptoms of respiratory infections and other viral and bacterial infections.
According to the monitoring of the Epidemiology Center, Respiratory diseases in children increase from the end of February in Curitiba every year.
“It simply came to our notice then. Since the eighth epidemic week, in March, we have begun to see an increase in the number of children between the ages of 5 and 9 on the SUS network with symptoms of shortness of breath. ”
SMS epidemiologist Diego Spinoza says
Between March 6 and 12 – the ninth epidemic week – 740 children were treated at the UPA and basic health units with complaints of shortness of breath. Last week, from 17 to 23 April, 1,503 SMS were registered, more than double the number in nine weeks.
“The epidemic trend is that these demands will increase in the coming weeks. The restructuring of the service is the preparation of SMS for this future situation, so that the service can be guaranteed for the entire population, “said Flavia.
Curitiba residents with mild shortness of breath should opt for teleconsultation on their phone number 3350-9000. The call center is open from Sunday to Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm. Individuals can go through telephone consultations with nurses and doctors if needed. The center may also issue isolation terms and prescriptions if required.
Emergency health unit
– Take care of people with mild to moderate shortness of breath
Open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bairo Novo Sanitary District
Byro Novo Health Unit
Rua Paolo Rio Branco de Macedo, 791 – CTO Sercado
Kazur Sanitary District
Erasma Health Unit
Rua Professor Nivaldo Braga, 1571 – Capao da Imbuia
Porta Sanitary District
Santa Amelia Health Unit
Rua Berta Klemtz, 215 – Fazendinha
Santa Felicidad Sanitary District
Sao Bras Health Unit
Rua Antonio Escarsin, 1960 – Sওo Braz
Boqueirão Health District
Villa Howard Health Unit
Rua Waldemar Kost, 650 – Hauer
Pinherinho Sanitary District
Aurora Health Unit
Rua Theophilo Mansour, 500 – New World
Boa Vista Health District
Jardim Aliansa Health Unit
Rua Jose Ursolino Filho, 646 – Santa Candida
CIC Sanitary District
Campo Alegre Health Unit
Avenida Das Industries, 1749 – Industrial City
Tatukuara Sanitary District
Rio Bonito Health Unit
R. Fanny Bertoldi, 170 – Campo do Santana
Chief Health District
Mother Curitibana Health Unit (exclusive care for children)
Rua Jaime Reis, 331 – Alto do São Francisco
Ouvidor Pardinho Health Unit (Exclusive Services for Adolescents, Adults and Adults)
Rua 24 de Maio, 807 – Praça Ouvidor Pardinho