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With skin most cancers, a man is fighting in court for drugs worth R$106,000 a month

Health officers say they’re nonetheless ready for the drug to be acquired and the method to proceed

Otávio Henrique Souza Campozano tries to get costly drugs with a court order (Photo: Personal Archive)

Otávio Henrique Souza Campuzano, 31, is fighting in court for a drug costing 106,000 Brazilian reals a month that might assist him deal with superior skin most cancers. The neoplasm has already metastasized and impacts Otávio’s stomach, groin and chest. He has been admitted to Santa Casa de Campo Grande since December 26 and has already undergone two surgical interventions.

According to her sister Fernanda Souza, 26, the final operation was on Saturday (14), to open the urinary tract. “He has a tumor in his stomach which is very massive and he has issue urinating. So they’d an operation to open the canal. Every day the leg swelled increasingly, it even gave a thrombosis”, he mentioned.

Fernanda claims that each Sesau (Municipal Department of Health) and SES (State Department of Health) have been summoned to court, however thus far they haven’t complied with the Court’s order to supply Pembrolizumab (Keytruda), a high-cost drug, which is important for therapy. The request was made urgently by guardianship as a result of affected person’s well being situation.

“They did not observe by on the choice. That’s why we filed a demonstration in court to warn that the authorities are already subpoenaed and haven’t obeyed. That was on Friday now (13). We thought we’d have a solution now on Monday (16), however we do not,” he reported.

drugs – To have the ability to battle skin most cancers, Otávio wants two doses of 240 mg per month. Each ampoule of the drug is equal to twenty thousand R$. One dose corresponds to 2 and a half ampoules.

“We made three presents to the pharmacies and labs, as he solely sells 100mg and his dose is 240mg, he would wish just below two and a half ampoules to finish the dose. So it might truly take virtually three ampoules to get one dose. Since there are two doses per month, it will likely be 6 ampoules”, defined the nurse.

The most cost-effective price range discovered by the household is 106,000 BRL per month and the costliest is 180,000 BRL.

battle – The household acquired the total prognosis in December 2022, however Ottavio began feeling in poor health in October. The brothers have since began a crowdfunding marketing campaign to boost the required quantity to buy the drug and start therapy.

“We began the crowdfunding in December, we now have collected about R$ 18,000 thus far, we’re organizing a lunch that is deliberate for February. There might be bingo and displays. We are doing what we are able to, but it surely is greater than R$ 100,000 per month, there is no manner. We do not have many assets,” mentioned Fernanda.

According to his sister, Ottavio survived on morphine so he may endure the ache and the consequences of the illness on his physique. “It took a very long time to get the prognosis. He solely takes 24 hour morphine, that is all they provide him. Because it takes a very long time, I believe the docs determined to begin chemotherapy, though it is not indicated in this case, in order that we are able to attempt one thing”, he emphasised.

Return – The report contacted Sesau and the SES to analyze the procedures of the drug acquisition course of. In response, the Municipal Health Secretariat mentioned the request was submitted to the judicial division on January 6.

“There was a correct referral to the procurement division for evaluation and subsequent discovery of the procurement course of by grant because the drug is not included in the present protocol. The identical is in course of and the supply by the Municipality ought to occur as quickly as doable. It ought to be specified that every one procedures should be adopted in order to make the acquisition, and even when it is carried out additional time, there are deadlines to observe. Thus, service doesn’t are inclined to happen instantly on account of such impediments,” he mentioned in a be aware.

SES additionally claimed that the folder had already submitted the request. “The State Department of Health of Mato Grosso do Sul informs that the executive course of has opened and is in an pressing section for the acquisition of the drug Pembrolizumab (Keytruda)”.

Kitty – Anyone who needs to contribute to Otávio can take part in the digital crowdfunding through this hyperlink.

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