The Ministry of Health will resume the former Mais Médicos program. The project, renamed “More Health for Brazil”, will be launched next Monday (20) at the Planalto Palace in the presence of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
According to the folder, the resumption is due to a promise to give priority to Brazilians and to the work of other medical professionals such as dentists, nurses and social workers in teams.
“In addition to expanding the number of medical workers, [o programa] will work to improve SUS by investing in the construction and renovation of the main blocks, the expansion of services in Brazil,” the Chief Minister of Communications under the President of the Republic, Paulo Pimenta (18), tweeted this Saturday.
Mais Medicos is back! Next Monday, a program will be launched that, in addition to increasing the number of medical workers, will work to improve SUS through investment in the construction and reconstruction of base units, expanding services in Brazil.
— Paulo Pimenta (@Pimenta13Br) March 18, 2023
In the same publication, Pimenta recalled that the program created by then-president Dilma Rousseff “became responsible for 100% of primary health care in 1,039 municipalities, employed more than 18,000 professionals and benefited 63 million Brazilians.”
“The curtailment of the program in recent years is indicative of the neglect of SUS,” he added. The new format is expected to announce incentives for professionals to stay in municipalities.