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Protests as Hospital Patients Moved: Daily

By Fiona Hurrell, Senior Contributing reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The closing of the IASERJ Hospital (Instituto de Assistência aos Servidores do Estado do Rio de Janeiro) in Centro was underway on Sunday, aided by military police charged with escorting ambulances carrying patients to alternative care facilities. Despite efforts put in to the move, some patients and relatives felt frustration and indignation, with many relatives claiming poor treatment during the move and questioning the heavy police involvement.

One patient’s wife reported to O Globo “Nobody here is a bad guy and there is no need to send riot . . .

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