Brazilian healthcare gets 14% budget boost:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Brazilian government has announced a 14% increase in its healthcare budget to R$20.04 billion (US$8.8 billion). The move appears to give credence to the minister for planning's reassurance that measures being implemented by the government as part of a fiscal adjustment package will be in detriment of the country's social needs, reports the Brazilian medical device industry association, ABIMO. The Social Security department has been allocated a budget of R$82.8 billion.
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