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Brazil Will Add Doctors, Nurses to Assist Rio Amid Health Crisis

Brazil’s health ministry promised Thursday to hire nearly 2,500 medical staff in Rio de Janeiro state as it scrambles to help local authorities deal with a funding crisis that has left hospitals understaffed and ill equipped.

Eight months before the Olympics are due to unfold in Rio, fallout from what is turning into the country’s worst financial crisis in a century is hitting public services. In December, the state governor declared a state of emergency as money ran out and hospitals cut services or closed units.

Alberto Beltrame, a senior health ministry official assigned to help the state, held a crisis meeting read more >>>

Source : VOANews.Com