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Brazil: Government Cuts on Public Healthcare System

The Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff decreased [pt] by 50% the salaries of physicians in the Healthcare System (SUS) through a ‘provisory measure‘, in May, 2012. Conceição Lemes, from the blog Vi o Mundo, reports on the new measure that affects 48,000 doctors and quotes the President of the Regional Council of Medicine from Rio who says that “it is getting harder to attract doctors to the SUS”.

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