Mobile Health Team of SESAI takes services to DSEI Maranhão
The Mobile Health Team of the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI) embarks on another mission to strengthen the Indigenous Special Sanitary Districts (DSEI) in the fight against COVID-19 and other diseases. The team will take a health care unit to the southern region of the DSEI Maranhão, from November 4 to 7. The objective is to reinforce the care provided by 745 health professionals who work in the region during this period of pandemic caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
SESAI sent more than 94 thousand items of supplies among medicines, tests for COVID-19 and Personal Protection Equipment (EPI). The expectation is to serve an estimated population of 1.8 thousand indigenous people of the Guajajara and Krikati ethnic groups.
The Mobile Health Team is composed of 4 doctors, 3 nurses and 3 nursing technicians, being two general practitioners, a pediatrician and a gynecologist. The DSEI will provide general practitioners, dentists and other professionals who compose the Multidisciplinary Teams of Indigenous Health (EMSI) that already work in the Base Poles. The services will take place at the Base Poles of Barra do Corda, Grajaú and Amarante. Medical consultations, dental treatment, vaccination, health monitoring of children and adults and tests for COVID-19 and other diseases will be offered.
"We have come to contribute with the work of local teams, to strengthen health care for indigenous people and to make a diagnosis of COVID-19. The team is coming more complete with a pediatrician and gynecologist, whose needs we identified in the previous Mission in Roraima. We will also perform preventive examinations of women and tests for other diseases such as syphilis, HIV, and hepatitis," explains Danielle Gomes, coordinator of the Mobile Health Team of SESAI.
The work of SESAI is to bring basic health to the villages as diagnosis and treatment of respiratory diseases, malnutrition, verminosis, dermatological diseases, chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, among others. When there is a need, in cases of medium and high complexity, the patients are referred by DSEI to the municipal and state hospital network.
"All of our teams are placed in the area waiting for the Volante Team to add efforts in the services that will be performed. We have made a previous triage, but we will also attend the spontaneous demand. If there is a need to remove emergency patients during the action, we will give the appropriate referrals for care in the nearest town," says Mirleanes Guimarães, head of Division and Indigenous Health Care (DIASI) DSEI Maranhão.