The Pacaembu field hospital set to treat COVID-19 patients in Sao Paulo is scheduled to close down, after the number of infections are believed to have stabilised in the city, with the last patients having been discharged on Monday.
Residents of Brazil's biggest city shared mixed opinions on the upcoming closure on Tuesday.
“I believe that if we don't need those beds it's not necessary to have this hospital there are other hospitals that are open, so I don’t think is a problem to close this one right now,” said doctor Leticia.
Leandro, another local, expressed his disagreement with the decision and stated the need to wait before anything is done, saying: “I believe that Pacaembu should not be closed now, it's too early to make this decision, I think public spending was well spent here, but is confusing, if there are no beds being used we could wait a little, maybe two months and be sure about having enough beds available to be used.”
The Pacaembu field hospital opened its doors to treat around 200 coronavirus patients with non-severe symptoms on April 6, after a 23 million R$ ($4,221,268) investment.