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).
âThis 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, âhe told employees of the ministry of health.
Mandetta also pointed out that the worst of the new coronavirus crisis is yet to come.
âDo 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