Brazil: Hospitals report lack of basic medication

According to the National Confederation of Health survey, hospitals reported a lack of intravenous fluids, injectable dipyrone, and even medicines to combat autoimmune diseases.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey by the National Health Confederation (Conass) in more than 100 hospitals, clinics, and homecare companies, which operate in 13 states and the Federal District, verified the lack of several medications.

In more than 87% of the places surveyed, intravenous fluids were missing. Another 63% lacked injectable dipyrone - widely used for pain and fever. In half of the places, there was a shortage of medicine to combat autoimmune disease . . .

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