Doctors in MG charge R$4,000 per cesarean section, a free procedure in the SUS

Doctors in MG charge R$4,000 per cesarean section, a free procedure in the SUS
Doctors in MG charge R$4,000 per cesarean section, a free procedure in the SUS
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Investigation of Manhuaçu Health Defense Prosecutor’s Officein Zona da Mata, in Minas Geraisproved that doctors on duty at César Leite Hospital they were charging R$4 thousand so that users of the Unified Health System (SUS) exchange the normal birth by cesarean section.

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O Court of Justice of Minas Gerais (TJMG) granted an injunction prohibiting the practice. The decision came after the Public Ministry of Minas Gerais (MPMG) file a Public Civil Action (ACP) in February this year.

Known as “SUS package”the amounts were passed on in full to the doctors on duty, who received twiceas they were also paid for the working hours completed by the SUS.

“In view of the pain suffered by the pregnant patient and considering that the doctor does not perform a cesarean section without private payment, the family members end up sacrificing themselves so that they can carry out the procedure (an elective cesarean section)”, states the decision.

After TJMG’s decision, the practice remains prohibitedand the hospital must post posters informing about the prohibition and indicating that users must contact the MPMG ombudsman in case of non-compliance with the injunction.

O State of Minas contacted César Leite Hospital and is awaiting positioning.

The article is in Portuguese

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