Judicial Oversight Council Recommends Use of Private ICUs for Treatment Covid-19

The CNJ's recommendation is to centralize the regulation of beds in the states rather than in the municipalities. In theory this recommendation could be adopted by courts deciding lawsuits concerning ICU bed availability.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Council of Justice (CNJ), an internal oversight body of all Brazil's court systems, recommends that private Intensive Care Units (ICUs) be used for Covid-19 patients in order to unburden public health systems, which are now on the verge of collapse.

With the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, which broke records and killed 751 people in the country in the past 24 hours, states facing the most critical situation of the disease are struggling to ensure care in the SUS (public health care system).

In Rio de Janeiro, for instance, the wait . . .

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