Patients die Daily in Rio de Janeiro’s Public Hospitals Waiting for a bed in ICU

A survey carried out by the Federal Public Defender's office shows that 123 patients were waiting for available beds in ICUs on April 18th. There is currently an average of six deaths a day.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Public Defender's Office announced on Thursday that it will sue both the government of Rio de Janeiro and the Federal government for insufficient beds.

A survey carried out by the Federal Public Defender's office based on data by the State Regulation Center and the National Registry of Health Establishments found that the number of patients waiting for hospital admission was 123, on April 18th.

The public civil action announced by the authority intends to urge governments to expand hospital bedding.

The Public Defender's Office stated that many . . .

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