DSEI Vilhena performs active search and basic health care with the support of SESAI
The Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI) of the Ministry of Health is coordinating a complementary health action in the Special Sanitary District (DSEI) Vilhena, located between the states of Rondônia and Mato Grosso. SESAI sent about 36 thousand items for active search and combat of COVID-19 in the villages of the ethnic Surui and Cinta Larga. There were 6 thousand units of Individual Protection Equipment (IPE), 480 rapid tests for COVID-19 and more than 29 thousand units of medicines for basic health care.
The action was divided into two phases between the months of September and October. In the first phase, from September 14 to 18, 38 health professionals of the DSEI took basic health care to 19 indigenous communities. The Indigenous Health Multidisciplinary Team (EMSI) is composed of general practitioners, nurses, nursing technicians, psychologists and Indigenous Health Agents (AIS).
In total, 392 consultations, exams and tests were performed for COVID-19 in this first phase of the operation in the Indigenous communities of the District. The second phase of the Action at DSEI Vilhena begins on September 28.
According to the Special Secretary of Indigenous Health, Robson dos Santos Silva, activities such as the one that takes place in Vilhena reflect the efforts of the Federal Government so that the assistance to the indigenous arrive in an effective way. "This is our work. We are in contact with the DSEI coordinators at all times, guiding and sending resources so that these actions can be transformed into assistance to the indigenous community at the tip. And, of course, as Indigenous Health care requires activities in the field, we are visiting the Base Poles to follow up on these services and ratify our commitment to indigenous peoples," explained the Secretary.