SESAI brings health care to the villages of Aquidauana (MS)
The Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI), of the Ministry of Health, reinforces the basic health care of the Aquidauana Base Center, of the Mato Grosso do Sul Indigenous Special Health District (DSEI), as of this Wednesday (5/ago). The objective is to bring supplies and medical care to support the confrontation with COVID-19 in the District. The action has the support of the Ministry of Defense and the Government of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul.
Medical supplies from the Ministry of Health and a team of health professionals from the Armed Forces are being sent to reinforce the care provided by the District in villages around the Aquidauana Base. The estimate is to benefit almost 8 thousand indigenous people by Saturday (8).
There are four tons of medicines, rapid tests, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), digital oximeters, thermometers and alcohol gel for the DSEI mission and supply. Of these, one ton of supplies was sent by the Brazilian Red Cross (CVB) to support health actions in indigenous areas.
The Ministry of Defense supports the action with logistical support and 15 health professionals, including doctors, nurses and nursing technicians, to reinforce the actions of the Indigenous Health Multidisciplinary Teams (EMSI). The Mato Grosso do Sul DSEI has 703 health professionals, 48% of whom are indigenous. In total, there are 30 doctors working in the District, 11 of them from the “Mais Médicos” program.
The Aquidauana Base Center has a population of 7.6 thousand indigenous people, most of them Terena. The service will be carried out in schools and Basic Health Units (UBSI) in an indigenous area.