Communities and residents’ associations in the southern region of Curitiba (PR) demand better service and the inclusion of a health center in their places of residence. Community leaders assess that the demand for health care has grown.
The capital of Paraná has 108 Basic Health Units (UBS), distributed across the ten regional administrations. In Sabará village, in the Industrial City of Curitiba (CIC), community leaders are moving towards greater participation in local health councils. At the same time, they complain that they have no information about meeting agendas.
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Faced with criticism of the lack of service, residents of the Sabará community, in Cidade Industrial, in Curitiba, sought dialogue with servers. “Questioning the service at the post, we decided to bring together some people at the association, so the head of the post made herself available, saying she was willing to cooperate with the staff”, says Osmano Reis, leader of the Esperança residents’ association.
The president of the residents’ association Moradias Sabará, Diego Torres, adds that “the head of the station spoke about the situation of the unit’s employees and was open to debating and building an agenda in this regard, thinking about dialogue between residents and employees to we demand from the public authorities.”
In response to Brasil de Fato Paraná, regarding the situation in Sabará, the press office of the Municipal Health Department (SMS) reported that “the city hall is studying the demand in the region”.
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Local health boards
It is the role of local health councils to monitor the execution of actions in the area of health, to participate in the formulation of goals, also monitoring funds from the Unified Health System (SUS). Officially, a monthly council meeting is expected to be held.
“We created a committee (of residents). We are going to participate in municipal health councils. We assess that there is an increase in service, resulting from the surrounding occupations, which requires a whole approach and approach”, says Diego Torres.
In the assessment of councilor Maria Leticia (PV), gynecologist, coroner and Women’s Attorney of the Chamber, the overload of health professionals and the lag in data in relation to areas of occupation are concrete facts.
“The city council decided to maintain the proportionality of service according to the number of residents in the regions, so in many areas of occupation the correct number is not considered, much less if there is an increase in population. In other words, they project care for a group far below the reality of the location”, he analyzes.
The councilor adds that a greater number of specialists are needed in permanent teams.
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Organized in the popular movement called O Povo pelo Povo, residents of the Ganchinho region, since 2022, have been protesting weekly for the construction of a Health Unit there.
“Because the SUS was created to be Universal (serve everyone), Comprehensive (cover everything, from prevention to palliation), Equitable (use more resources where you need more, use less where you need less), Decentralized/Regionalized ( close to home and adapted to the region where it serves) and with Social Participation (as we use it, we must have a voice in decisions)”, points out an excerpt from the “Letter from the People of Iguaçu to the Secretary of Health”.
The SMS communications department reported that “a new health unit is expected to be implemented in the region” and that the city hall “is currently working to make the project and resources viable.”
Source: BdF Paraná
Editing: Lia Bianchini