This Wednesday (22), Covid’s Parliamentary Inquiry Commission (CPI) listens to Pedro Benedito Batista Júnior, executive director of the Prevent Senior health plan. The company is accused of having conducted a study of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin with covid-19 patients, but without notifying them. The operator is still accused of having omitted nine deaths among such patients and of having received support from President Jair Bolsonaro and his sons, Flávio and Eduardo.
The research, which would have started on March 25, 2020, two weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the coronavirus pandemic, was hidden from patients and their families.
::Bolsonaro may be arrested if he fails to comply with isolation recommended by Anvisa on his return from the USA::
In a message sent to Prevent Senior employees, Fernando Oikawa, director of the health plan, says. “We will start the hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin protocol. Please do not inform the patient or family member about the medication or the program.”
Prevent Senior’s omission was revealed by GloboNews on September 16th. According to the broadcaster, the health plan lied in the report about the research carried out on people infected with covid-19. In the final text, the company stated that only two patients died after the combined use of the drugs. In fact, there were nine.
::Prevent Senior did not advise dying patients that they would take chloroquine and ivermectin::
The first results of the survey were released by Prevent Senior on April 15, 2020. Three days later, in your personal account on Twitter, Bolsonaro released the study carried out by the health plan.
“Out of a group of 636 patients followed by doctors, 224 did not use hydroxychloroquine. Of these, 12 were hospitalized and 5 died. Of the 412 who opted for the drug, only 8 were hospitalized and, in addition to not being intubated, the number of deaths was zero. The full study will be published shortly”, said the president.
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Edition: Vivian Virissimo