Itapuna Secretary: “The hospital is full, we need the support of health professionals” Bahia

Itapuna Secretary: "The hospital is full, we need the support of health professionals" Bahia

City Health Minister Itapuna, one of the areas hardest hit by rain in southern Bahia, made an appeal on Wednesday (29). Many health centers in the city were flooded and the municipality lost many essential medicines and health items.

Rain damages and destroys health facilities in Itapuna – Photo: Reproduction / Social Networks

Also on Tuesday (28), Governor Rui Costa commented on the situation and You mentioned that several cities have lost 100% of their medicines and vaccines. Bahia has 136 municipalities in a state of emergency More than 471,000 people were affected by the rains.

Livia Mendes highlighted that the central repository of the Ministry of Health in Itapuna completely destroyed. Losses are booked.

Rain damages and destroys health facilities in Itapuna – Photo: Reproduction / Social Networks

“Our city had a heavy rain on December 25 and 26. We lost a lot of material. Some columns were completely submerged, like in Mangabinha and Rua de Balha. We lost medicines. Our central stockpile was completely overwhelmed with all our supplies.”

“We’re still counting all the losses. We need help, we need medicine.”

Rain damages and destroys health facilities in Itapuna – Photo: Reproduction / Social Networks

The Minister also talked about the need for basic necessities for 1,700 homeless and homeless people in the city. It also called on health professionals to help the victims.

“The homeless also need clothes, toiletries, food and mineral water. We have about 1,700 homeless people and we also need the support of health professionals. We now have many people with influenza-like illnesses.”

Rain damages and destroys health facilities in Itapuna – Photo: Reproduction / Social Networks

“We have a UPA, yesterday, more than 400 visits. The hospital is full, the pediatric department is also full, so we need the help of doctors, nurses and health professionals in general, to help us cope with this disaster.”

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