Government of Pernambuco delivers 12th UPAE in the State

Government of Pernambuco delivers 12th UPAE in the State
Government of Pernambuco delivers 12th UPAE in the State
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With an investment of R$ 11 million, the Government of Pernambuco delivered, this Wednesday (31.08), the Pernambuco Specialized Care Unit (UPAE) of Escada, in Mata Sul, the 12th in the state. A reference in the region, UPAE will benefit a population of more than 300,000 inhabitants from eight municipalities in Mata Sul and the Metropolitan Region: Amaraji, Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Cortês, Escada, Ipojuca, Primavera, Rio Formoso and Sirinhaém. The first patients have already had appointments and exams scheduled, and will begin to be seen from this Thursday (01.09).

In the structure, the population will be able to count on doctors of different specialties and specialized exams. “It is a complete equipment, with everything needed to improve the health and quality of life of the people of Escada and the region. We have other units to be delivered in September, such as Palmares and Carpina, which will join the other UPAEs spread across Pernambuco”, said Governor Paulo Câmara, during the inauguration of the public health unit’s facilities.

Residents of the municipality celebrated the arrival of UPAE. “The people of Escada had been waiting a long time for this. Now, we have faster access to several doctors, such as gynecologists. We will be able to perform a breast exam and be able to do everything here. This is very good for everyone who needs it. The population will certainly make good use of it and will help a lot”, celebrated Cristiane Silva.

The unit was built by the Special Projects Office and will be managed by the Martiniano Fernandes Hospital Management Foundation (FGH), the social organization that won the public notice for the management and operation of the service. In all, 81 employees will work on site, including doctors, a multidisciplinary team and professionals in the administrative area.

UPAE Escada offers care in several areas, such as allergy, angiology/vascular surgery, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynecology, infectology, mastology, ophthalmology and nephrology. In addition, it will act in the rehabilitation of people with sequelae of Covid-19 infection. In the diagnostic sector, all support exams for existing clinics will be performed, such as radiology, upper digestive endoscopy, echocardiogram, mammography and General USG and Doppler. There will also be assistance with professionals in the areas of nutrition, psychology, physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, social work and pharmacy.

NETWORK – Pernambuco already had 11 other UPAEs spread throughout the state. The units in operation are in the municipalities of Afogados da Ingazeira, Arcoverde, Ouricuri, Petrolina, Salgueiro and Serra Talhada, in the Sertão; Belo Jardim, Caruaru, Garanhuns and Limoeiro, in the Agreste region; and UPAE Grande Recife, in Abreu e Lima. Together, the services performed, throughout 2021, more than 438 thousand consultations, including medical and non-medical consultations, rehabilitation sessions and outpatient surgeries. Regarding the number of exams, there were more than 683 thousand. In 2022, from January to June, more than 283 thousand consultations and 446 thousand exams were carried out.

“The policy of bringing specialized attention to the interior of the State is a move that the State Government has been making for several years. With investments totaling more than R$ 100 million per year in the 12 UPAEs. This is a hallmark of Governor Paulo Câmara’s management in the health of Pernambuco, which seeks to meet the real needs of the population, qualifying assistance to SUS users”, detailed Health Secretary André Longo.

The inauguration was attended by secretaries Renato Thiebaut (Special Projects Office) and Fernando Jucá (Science, Technology and Innovation); the president of the Fundação Hospitalar de Fundação Hospitalar Martiniano Fernandes, Domingos Cruz Neto; the coordinator of UPAE Cícero Dias, Francisco Galvão Júnior; the mayor of Escada, Mary Gouveia, and other mayors in the region.

UMAFLEX – Still in the city, Governor Paulo Câmara visited the Umaflex Group factory. The unit produces high quality mattresses, upholstery and foams. It was inaugurated this August and is installed in an area of ​​six hectares, on the BR-101 Sul, with an investment of R$ 55 million. The equipment is managed by the Pernambuco Economic Development Agency (Adepe).


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