Under the pandemic, the Ministry of Health is preparing to repeal 100 mental health ordinances, issued between 1991 and 2014, and threaten various programs and services in the sector.
The annual program for restructuring hospital psychiatric care in SUS is at risk; The Street Clinic teams; The Therapeutic Residential Service; And the Monitoring Committee back to home program.
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The Psychosocial Care Network is also at risk for people with suffering or mental disorder and with needs arising through the use of crack, alcohol and other drugs.
The Consultorio Na Rua seeks to increase the access of homeless population to health services.
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The Back to Home program and the Residential Therapeutic Service aim to psychosocially rehabilitate patients who have undergone lengthy psychiatric hospitalizations.
State health officials fear the possibility of shattering public mental health policies during a historic Brazilian health crisis.
Another concern is the timetable: if the revocation is carried out in the coming weeks, the Supreme Court and the National Congress are in niche, which would make any reactions and questions difficult.
Wanted, the Ministry of Health did not respond.
(By Eduardo Barretto)
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