The President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, participated today (16) in the ceremony for laying the foundation stone of the Magnetic Resonance Unit at Hospital Santo Antônio, a member of the philanthropic institution of the Irmã Dulce Social Works (OSID), in Salvador.
During the ceremony, Bolsonaro unveiled the plaque alluding to the laying of the cornerstone of the new unit and made the symbolic delivery of an MRI machine, acquired with funds from the federal government.
“I feel comfortable and calm to be able, through our government, to collaborate with Sister Dulce’s social works”, said Bolsonaro.
The Minister of Health, Marcelo Queiroga, said that the new work is an investment in the “people of Bahia” and will contribute to improving the quality of health of the population of the state.
The minister also said that the new unit received resources in the order of R$ 9 million and that they will be used to acquire computerized tomography, X-ray and magnetic resonance equipment, among others.
“This work is fundamental because it will allow accurate diagnoses through sophisticated imaging equipment,” said Queiroga.
Sister Dulce’s Social Works began in 1959, as a result of the actions of Sister Dulce, the first Brazilian saint. The hospital performs, per year, about 2.2 million outpatient procedures, 12 thousand surgeries and 18 thousand hospitalizations in 954 hospital beds for the care of clinical and surgical pathologies.