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Brazil’s Covid CPI hears Amazonas ex-Health Secretary on hospital collapse and federal funds use

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Covid CPI (Senate investigative comittee) on Tuesday, June 15, is hearing ex-Secretary of Health of Amazonas Marcellus Campêlo. It will be the first hearing to focus on the investigation into states and municipalities' actions in the use of federal funds.

Marcellus Campêlo handed in his resignation after being detained by the Federal Police earlier this month. The ex-manager is under investigation for alleged fraud in hiring a field hospital.

The healthcare collapse in the state of Amazonas and the death of patients due to an oxygen shortage is one of the . . .

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