Police try to identify how many people were assisted and may have been harmed by Bruna Carla Oliveira
The Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro is trying to identify how many people were treated and may have been harmed by the fake doctor who worked in the Intensive Care Unit of a private hospital in Nova Iguaçu, in the Baixada Fluminense. Bruna Carla Oliveira Sozim had been arrested in the act by the Civil Police, last Wednesday (14) for illegal practice of medicine and ideological falsehood, but was released after a court decision.
According to Justice, the accused did not commit any violent crime, has a fixed address, and is a primary defendant, so she was granted provisional freedom. However, she must comply with precautionary measures, such as not leaving the state and appearing monthly in court.
In a video posted on the internet, the real doctor shows that the woman used her stamp, with name and CRM to perform appointments and give prescriptions at Hospital Prontonil.
"Look here folks, fake doctor impersonating me. Bruna Carolina Rodrigues with my CRM in the private hospital Prontonil. See if this can be done, inside a private ICU? Fake doctor. Here, with my CRM. I had to leave the hospital there. my work, at the São José hospital, [Duque] de Caxias to here, inside an ICU by anonymous tip. False doctor here, with my stamp", narrated the owner of the CRM.
The legal director of Hospital Prontonil, Sancler Costa, claims that the false doctor is trained in medicine in Bolivia and that the CRM was not accepted in Brazil. He claims that she was outsourced, and that there was an exchange of documents at the time of hiring.
In May, two false doctors were identified in health units in Rio. At the Emergency Care Unit of Engenho Novo, in the north, a man presented false documents to cover one of the doctors in the permanent staff.
Another fake doctor who illicitly worked in at least 11 state hospitals was arrested. Aleksandro Gueivara reportedly performed more than three thousand consultations and used data another professional, who sought out the Civil Police and denounced the case.