Pregnant women will have a direct service channel to ensure they are well advised

The measure is part of one of the five priority axes of the document, called “Babies and mothers safe”

Pregnant women will have a direct service channel, available through SNS24, to ensure that they are properly referred to the hospitals closest to their home, the Minister of Health announced today.

Through the “SNS pregnant” line, the woman will be “directed to the birth center that is available closest to her residence” so as not to feel lost, said Ana Paula Martins at the press conference after the Council of Ministers meeting, where the Health Emergency Plan was approved.

To publicize the service, the minister said that a campaign will be carried out "as quickly as possible" for pregnant women to understand that if they call the line they will "gain the confidence and security they need to know exactly where to go."

“But we know it might not happen like that. A pregnant woman may not call the line because she suddenly doesn't feel well and will obviously look for the first hospital,” she said.

For this reason, hospital emergency services will be oriented towards requesting, through this line, information about the hospital the pregnant woman should go to “and ensuring that transportation is carried out, depending on the situation the person has”,

The measure is part of one of the five priority axes of the document, called “Babies and mothers safe”.

The axis also foresees increasing the capacity of the SNS to carry out births through the attribution of an incentive per birth above the institution's average daily production of births, giving freedom to Local Health Units (ULS) to distribute the incentive to the team in the most efficient way possible. equitable.

According to the plan, there will be a reinforcement of agreements with the social and private sector to increase the installed capacity to carry out SNS deliveries.

The emergency plan for Health was one of the promises of the Democratic Alliance (AD) in the March elections, which was subsequently included in the Government Program, with the Prime Minister guaranteeing that it would be presented in the first 60 days of his executive term.

Organized into five priority strategic axes, it aims to regularize access to healthcare, ensuring patient care within the clinically recommended time, creating a safe environment for birth, strengthening the emergency service, solving problems with access to primary healthcare and ensure access to qualified mental health services.

In each axis, the plan foresees urgent measures, to be implemented immediately, to obtain results within a period of up to three months; priority, planned to generate results by the end of the year; and structuring, with medium-long term planning and application.