Brazilian Court of Auditors will investigate purchase of 60 penile prostheses by the Army with budget funds


The Brazilian Court of Auditors, TCU, opened an investigation to investigate the purchase by the country’s army of 60 state-of-the-art penile prostheses and large dimensions, which cost the portfolio’s budget, intended for military actions, more than 700 thousand euros. In addition to the penile prostheses acquired by the Army, another weapon, the Navy, bought no less than 35,320 pills of Viagra, a drug against erectile dysfunction.

In the case of penile prostheses, they were acquired on three different occasions throughout 2021, but the deal only became public now, when deputy Elias Vaz announced it, after having access to last year’s military spending. In a statement, the Army denied the acquisition of penile prostheses, but the deputy, at great cost and only after much insistence, managed to access the official shopping list of the Armed Forces and confirmed the unusual acquisition, which will now be investigated by the Court. of Accounts in action reported by Judge Vital do Rego.

The penile prostheses purchased by the military are state-of-the-art, inflatable, silicone-coated, with internal air reservoirs and external control, allowing greater adherence to the male member. Another fact that drew attention in the purchase is that most of the penile prostheses are 25 cm long, a size not very common to the natural penis.

In the case of the 35,320 Viagra pills purchased by the Navy, the weapon informed that the substance is also used against pulmonary arterial hypertension, and that was the reason for the purchase. But experts have advanced that the disease is extremely rare, approximately only 25 cases in every million people, which affects almost exclusively women, and that the dosage acquired by the military is more than twice that indicated to treat hypertension, being indicated, this yes, for severe erectile dysfunction.


Source: Correio da Manhã by www.cmjornal.pt.

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