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SNS recorded in 2022 the highest healthcare activity in its history

The Minister of Health, Manuel Pizarro, said on Wednesday that the National Health Service (SNS) developed last year the "largest welfare activity in its history, with public hospitals beating the record of medical consultations and surgeries

"In 2022, we see a remarkable recovery in assistance activity. It is the highest assistential activity in its history, even compared to the highest number previously reached in 2019″, said the governor in a debate on the SNS Statute at the initiative of the PSD and Chega benches, which requested parliamentary consideration of the decree-law approved by the government.

There was a record number of medical consultations, with a total of 12,770,000 in 2022, and surgeries increased 7%, with a total of 758,313 operations. Regarding primary health care, Manuel Pizarro said that the number of consultations between 2021 and 2022 increased by 19% to 17,271,000.


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