The Piauí Association for Combating Cancer Alcenor Almeida (APCCAA) announced this Thursday (18) the possibility of Hospital São Marcos, a reference in cancer treatment in Piauí, to close its activities. The health unit claimed the lack of resources to pay the new salary floor for nurses, technicians and assistants and nurses and midwives. The ad was criticized by the category union.
“The recent enactment of the law that sets the salary floor for nursing professionals, from the moment it does not establish the source of funds, demands large immediate expenses for the hospital, jeopardizing the full exercise of its activities”, says one part of the note. (Read the full text at the end of the report)
The APCCAA reported that the hospital contacted the government in an attempt to obtain funding sources to fulfill these labor obligations. Hospital São Marcos has been a philanthropic entity in activity for almost 70 years and is the only High Complexity Center in Oncology (CACON) in Piauí. The health unit provides services to the Unified Health System (SUS) and private care.
At g1, the State Department of Health of Piauí (Sesapi) reported that the agency provides financial aid to Hospital São Marcos, but did not report the amounts transferred. The Municipality of Teresina, a partnership of the health unit, reported that it would not position itself on the matter.
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The president of the Union of Nurses, Assistants and Nursing Technicians of the State of Piauí (Senatepi), Erick Ricelly, criticized the announcement and stated that it would not be the first mention of a possible closure of activities at Hospital São Marcos.
“We don’t believe that São Marcos is going to close, because it’s not the first time he’s put on this ‘spectacle’. Every time there is something that is contrary to their interest or profit, they threaten it. This is the third episode we’ve seen in less than a year,” he said.
Senatepi President Erick Riccelly — Photo: Gil Oliveira/ G1
Erick Ricelly also pointed out that, since the Labor Reform, the category has suffered from an increase in working hours without a proportional salary increase.
“They increased the working hours by 50% without increasing the salary. He went from 30 or 36 hours of work to 44 weeks, without taking a penny to make up for those extra hours. At these times, to the detriment of the category, they do not treat. When their profits decrease, they blame the category and try to bring society against nursing”, he criticized.
A survey carried out by the Confederation of Santas Casas de Misericórdia, Hospitals and Philanthropic Entities (CMB) indicates that, in Piauí, philanthropic hospitals and Santas Casas would suffer an impact of R$ 37,300,063.30; 159% more in the annual budget with the fixing of the new nursing floor. The state would have the highest proportional increase among Brazilian federative entities.
According to the law passed, the new nursing floor is as follows:
- Nurses: BRL 4,750
- Nursing technicians: BRL 3,325
- Nursing assistants: BRL 2,375
- Midwives: BRL 2,375
Read the note issued by the APCCAA
The Piauí Association for Combating Cancer Alcenor Almeida (APCCAA) goes public to clarify the financial situation generated by the enactment of Law No. for the continuity of its activities at the São Marcos hospital.
Hospital São Marcos is a philanthropic entity in activity for almost 70 years, a provider of health services and the only High Complexity Center in Oncology (CACON) in the State of Piauí. It provides services to the Unified Health System (SUS), treats more than 95% of all cancer cases in Piauí, and all cancer cases in children and adolescents who do not have private health plans in the state are treated by the hospital. .
The recent enactment of the law that sets the salary floor for Nursing professionals, since the source of funds is not established, demands large immediate expenses for the hospital, jeopardizing the full exercise of its activities. As already reported by the national media and expressed by the Confederation of Santas Casas de Misericórdia, Hospitals and Philanthropic Entities – CMB, most philanthropic institutions in the country do not have sufficient financial resources to bear these effects; with the São Marcos hospital, the situation is no different.
This time, there will be a millionaire increase in monthly expenses for the hospital, which will not be able to meet its commitments and will be forced to restrict the provision of health services.
It is important to register the respect, admiration and gratitude to Nursing professionals, the recognition of the importance of their role and the agreement with the need for constant appreciation of the category. However, the law enacted, as it was, will bring drastic consequences to the population of Piauí and to the professional category itself, with the risk of reducing work opportunities.
It is worth noting that the management is making every effort with the Government, having already notified the federated entities as well as the competent public authorities, with the objective of obtaining funding sources to comply with the law in a sustainable way.
However, if there is no solution to the problem, given the whole scenario presented, you will have to close the hospital’s activities.
TeresinaAugust 18, 2022
GUSTAVO ANTONIO BARBOSA DE ALMEIDA – PRESIDENT OF THE PIAUIENSE ASSOCIATION FOR FIGHTING CANCER ALCENOR ALMEIDA
GENERAL DIRECTOR OF HOSPITAL SÃO MARCOS