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Minister of Health
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco G.
Brasília, Distrito Federal – Brazil.
Email: [email protected]
Dear Minister Pazuello,
I am writing to express my concern regarding the current situation in the hospitals of Manaus. The city is facing a spike in COVID-19 infections, hospitals at maximum capacity, and a lack of oxygen to treat patients. While the federal government has now sent oxygen tanks to the city, these are insufficient to meet current demand. Other cities and states in nearby regions could also be at risk of facing a similar situation.
I call upon you to take all the necessary steps to guarantee the right to health of patients in the city of Manaus and other cities in nearby regions that could face similar risks, by ensuring that they are equipped with an adequate supply of oxygen and other necessary medical supplies, and by using maximum available resources to ensure that proper treatment is provided based on international scientific standards.