In Farewell, Mandetta Praises SUS, Defends Science and Sends Messages to Bolsonaro

Minister leaves portfolio with approval of 76% of the population, more than double that of Bolsonaro, 33%, according to Datafolha


In his farewell speech to the post of Health Minister, Luiz Henrique Mandetta defended of science, SUS and his team.

Showing his emotion, the minister made a speech with indirect messages to President Jair Bolsonaro, who dismissed him in the late afternoon of Thursday (16).

“This problem [dismissal] is insignificant. Nothing has any meaning other than a defense of life, SUS and science. Stay in these three pillars that you will conquer everything from them. Science is enlightening. Invest all your energies through science. Do not have a single vision and think inside a box, ”he told employees of the ministry of health.

Former Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta Luiz (Xinhua/Lucio Tavora)

Mandetta also pointed out that the worst of the new coronavirus crisis is yet to come.

“Do not think that we are free from a peak of this disease. The health system is not yet ready for an accelerated march. "

According to data from the Ministry of Health, the death toll from Covid-19 reached 1,924 on Thursday (16) and confirmed cases exceed 30,000.

The minister leaves the ministry with the approval of 76% of the population, according to the latest Datafolha survey, more than double that of Bolsonaro, 33%.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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