The Brazilian Health Crisis

Watching a programme on the precarious situation of the Brazilian Health System, known here as SUS (Sitema Único de Saúde), made me feel sick last night. Although I was neither surprised nor shocked, I had a rebelling feeling at what I saw. People waiting for more than 11 hrs to have a doctor have a look at them, a bloody one who said it’s the patients’ fault the fact that doctors aren’t able to attend to everyone because the patients go to the wrong health centre when they get ill, can you believe it? In one of the centres, a woman, who had waited for … Continue reading The Brazilian Health Crisis