Patient hit by hospital ceiling that collapsed inside the AC dies in the ER | Acre

Patient hit by hospital ceiling that collapsed inside the AC dies in the ER | Acre
Patient hit by hospital ceiling that collapsed inside the AC dies in the ER | Acre

Died this Saturday afternoon (3), Izailton Gadelha da Silva, 33, after having a cardiorespiratory arrest while receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Center (ICU) of the Rio Branco Emergency Room. He was transferred with serious injuries after being hit by the ceiling of one of the beds at João Câncio Hospital, in Sena Madureira, in the interior of Acre.

  • Hospital in the interior of Acre is the target of investigation by the MP due to lack of structure and servers
  • After the ceiling collapses, a hospital ward in Acre is closed by firefighters and relocated patients

The accident took place on Friday (2). The infirmary where the accident occurred was closed by the Fire Department due to the risk of a new collapse. People who were hospitalized in this area were relocated to a building where the Mobile Emergency Care Service (Samu) operated.

One of these patients was Silva. He was quadriplegic and needed to be transferred to Rio Branco, where he underwent evaluations by three specialists, was intubated, but did not survive. The information of his death was confirmed by the State Department of Health, in a note. (see full note below)

“It is with regret that the Secretary of State for Health (Sesacre) communicates the death of the patient Izailton Gadelha da Silva, 33 years old, which occurred on the afternoon of this Saturday, September 3, as a result of a cardiorespiratory arrest while receiving treatment at the Centro de Intensive Care (ICU) of the Rio Branco Emergency Room”, says part of the document.

Part of the ceiling of João Câncio Hospital collapsed this Friday afternoon (2)

Near the area where the ceiling fell there is an expansion and renovation work on the health unit. According to the government, R$ 15 million was invested in the reform for ‘improvements in the care of users of the Unified Health System’.

However, the Acre Physicians Union (Sindmed-AC) reported that the work is overdue and should have been delivered in 2021. seek measures that can hold the authorities accountable for the problem, such as a public civil action (ACP).

Since 2019, the hospital’s structure has been the subject of investigation, when a de facto news was introduced by the State Public Ministry (MP-AC) to investigate the operating conditions of the unit, both with regard to physical space, service to the population , staff, including doctors, and medicines.

2 of 2 Structure of the João Cancio Hospital ceiling was deteriorated and the ward was closed — Photo: Arquivo/Fire Brigade of Acre

The structure of the João Cancio Hospital ceiling was deteriorated and the ward was closed — Photo: Arquivo/Fire Brigade of Acre

The commander of the Fire Department of Sena Madureira, Lieutenant Gustavo Marinho, said that the teams are preparing a report with the causes of the accident. He explained that the entire area was cordoned off and pieces of wood were placed to support the structure.

Marinho stated that the report indicated that the structure was quite deteriorated. The document with the information will be delivered to the administration of the health unit with a request for immediate eviction of the area.

It is with regret that the Secretary of State for Health (Sesacre) communicates the death of patient Izailton Gadelha da Silva, 33 years old, which took place on the afternoon of this Saturday, September 3, as a result of a cardiorespiratory arrest while receiving treatment at the Therapy Center. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Rio Branco Emergency Room.

The patient had a history of quadriplegia and had been receiving care at the João Câncio Fernandes Hospital, in Sena Madureira, when the incident involving the collapse of the ceiling of one of the infirmary wards of that unit happened on the afternoon of last Friday, 2.

The Department of Social Assistance of the State and the municipality are offering all the necessary assistance to the family, from the funeral procedures to the transfer of the patient to his hometown. We deeply regret what happened and sympathize with family and friends, while praying to God for the necessary comfort.

Paula Augusta Maia de Farias Mariano – Secretary of State for Health

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