DSEI Guamá-Tocantins equips 28 UBSI in indigenous area in Pará
The health care provided to the indigenous people of the Special Indigenous Sanitary District (DSEI) Guamá-Tocantins is being improved. During this week, Operation DSEI GUATOC is taking place, a partnership between the DSEI and the Brazilian Army to transport equipment, medical-hospital materials and furniture to 28 Basic Indigenous Health Units (UBSI), installed in villages in northern of Pará.
The acquisition of medical equipment and supplies is done by bidding process. Among them there are 74 items of furniture such as a clinical stretcher, gynecological table, and refrigerator. For the chief Kamiran Tembé, from the São Pedro village, in the Capitão Poço Base Pole, it is not only the indigenous people who live in villages near the UBSI who will benefit. "These UBSI that are receiving the materials will also serve the villages surrounding the UBSI," pointed out the chief.
The goal of the action is to provide the Multidisciplinary Indigenous Health Teams (EMSI) and the local indigenous populations with good health care conditions, especially at this time of facing, fighting, and preventing the pandemic caused by covid-19.
"I want to thank the performance of SESAI and the DSEI that have been working hard to bring health to the indigenous peoples. We are always in the fight to fight the pandemic and we don´t get tired of working on it," said Ednaldo Tembé, chief of the Sede village, in the Santa Luzia Base Pole.
The operation is a partnership between the DSEI GUATOC, through the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI), and the Ministry of Defense, through the Armed Forces, via the Northern Military Command (CMN).