RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The new surge in Covid-19 infections has prompted governments to reopen or extend the operation period of field hospitals throughout the country, as a means to unburden and prevent the collapse of the healthcare network.
The total death toll from the virus in Brazil is now close to 200,000. The emergency structures served a significant share of demand in the first semester of 2020, but were also connected to suspected embezzlement and planning shortcomings.
Patient care in temporary centers was reinstated in capitals such as Fortaleza, Teresina and Belém - in the latter, for . . .