Bolsonaro: BRL 667 monthly bonus for healthcare residents

Is Brazil's healthcare system prepared for the Covid-19 pandemic?
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The federal government will pay health care residents a monthly bonus of BRL 667 (USD 125) for six months, President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Twitter this Friday. The initiative is part of the “Brazil Counts on Me” campaign, launched by the federal government and aimed at “optimizing public healthcare services to combat Covid-19 and reduce waiting times,” according to Mr. Bolsonaro. Among the beneficiaries are doctors, nurses, pharmacists and psychologists.