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Health has confirmed the death of 1 more year old from severe respiratory syndrome in AC Acre

The state of Acre has seen an increase in hospitalizations and deaths from children with severe respiratory syndrome. This Tuesday (14), the Acre Health Department (Sescre) confirmed another death from severe respiratory syndrome. Now ten babies have died in less than two months.

The victim was a 1-year-old girl who was admitted on Monday (13) and died the same day. According to Sesakra, the girl died of pneumonia due to a disabling septic shock.

He was admitted to the emergency room in Rio Branco and transferred to Acre’s Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology (Into-AC). “Reached there already with extended students and stops”, notes.

This increase in cases has exposed the lack of hospital structures for caring for children, as emergency rooms are a reference for critical care in the capital.

Parents of children who have died of the disease have accused the state of negligence and condemned the lack of infrastructure and medicines in these units. So on Friday (10) the Regional Council of Medicine of Acre (CRM-AC) visited the emergency room of the capital.

The inspection was carried out by CRM President, Liuda Davalos, and Managing Director Virgilio Prado, with staff from the CRM inspection sector.

One of the major irregularities, according to the council, was related to the place of child care There is no office and so, the children are cared for in the corridors of the unit.

“Huerb’s pediatric department is in a better place, not enough for its purpose The hospital has undergone several renovations and expansion over the years, but pediatrics have never been addressed. We hope to make Sesecre aware of the need for comprehensive and urgent improvement, “Prado highlighted.

A report with the identified problems will be prepared by the CRM and urgently sent to the state health department for necessary action.

In the midst of all this, the government has decided to relocate the facilities of the Hospital de Crianca de Rio Branco and the patients to the Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology Acre (Into-AC) building. The transfer of 83 children has started today, Saturday (11).

The problem of beds in children’s hospitals and lack of structure has become more evident in recent days, after a record of at least 9 deaths of children aged 2 months to 4 years in respiratory syndrome.

With only nine ICU beds in the unit, which is a reference for child care in the state, children were dying in emergency rooms in the capital and some were dying awaiting transfer. As was the case with 10-month-old Theo Dantas.

Now, with the renovation and relocation of children’s hospitals, all child care is transferred to Into, not just in the case of Respiratory Syndrome. However, according to the Department of Health, parents who have sick children They must first look for a PS in the Second District Emergency Care Unit or, in more serious cases, PS, and then transfer patients to Into at the request of a doctor.

In all, the Into should have 100 pediatric beds, 37 more than the Hospital da Criansa. The government has not disclosed the exact number of beds to be provided in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and pediatric ward.

The state has become a reference in the care of patients infected with the new coronavirus. At the end of March this year, as the incidence of the disease decreased in the state, the unit stopped providing treatment against Covid-19 and started operating as a hospital foundation (Fundhacker) complex.

In recent days, there has been an increase in the incidence of respiratory syndrome in children. Mothers and fathers are desperate for bed delays for their children to be hospitalized and complain of medical negligence.

According to data released by Sesacre last Wednesday (8), since April, there have been 96 cases of children admitted to the hospital in the Rio Branco emergency room. Oh g1 This Saturday (11) tried to update these numbers with health, but still waiting for a response

The government said the decision to cancel the building tipping facility and transfer of patients from Hospital da Criansa to Into was scheduled to take place on Thursday (9). Through this it will be possible to work for reform and expansion.

Also due to the high demand for care in the case of Respiratory Syndrome, the government has stated that Rio Branco is going through emergency rooms and the Emergency Care Unit (UPA) and bed extensions in the second district.

Child dies of respiratory syndrome in Rio Branco and parents complain of negligence – Photo: Private Archive

Complaint of negligence of parents

Families of children who died of flu syndrome in Rio Branco are still looking for explanations for the loss of young children. At least four mothers have already joined and expressed a desire to go to court against the state because they realized that the care of the victims was neglected.

In general, they report that when children were admitted to the capital’s health unit with flu-like symptoms, their condition soon worsened and there were no beds in the intensive care unit (ICU) for hospitalization. The government has said it will not comment on the matter.

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Acre said the 1st Specialized Public Prosecutor’s Office for the Ministry of Health and Defense would investigate any omissions in the service. Availability of pediatric beds, medicines and supplies from the state public network for the care of children and children infected with the respiratory virus.

“We are going to find out if there is any omission in the care of the children who have unfortunately died, and we are at the disposal of the family. Earlier in the week, we called for a campaign to warn the population. We are experiencing an increase in hospital admissions and as a result, the possibility of reactivating the beds available at Into should be evaluated. Soon, we will conduct another inspection together with our technical team, to assess the occupancy of the bed and the regularity of the service, ”the publisher highlighted Osimer Sales in a note sent to the press.

Due to increased demand for care, Health announced on Wednesday (9) that it has opened 10 vacancies for semi-intensive beds in Children’s Hospital and 16 infirmary beds for children in PS.

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