Leste de Roraima DSEI sends reinforcement against COVID-19 to Ingariko villages
The villages of the Ingariko ethnic group are receiving another reinforcement from the Leste de Roraima Indigenous Special Health District (DSEI) in the confrontation with COVID-19. This Monday (Aug 17), the District sent a health team to the Serra do Sol Base Center, in Uiramuta (RR). Three doctors in the service of the Brazilian Army who work in Operation Reception - Area of Protection and Care (APC) and a nurse from the DSEI LRR will reinforce the Indigenous Health Multidisciplinary Team (EMSI) that operates there until Tuesday (18).
They are taking medicines and rapid tests to monitor and prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Patients receive treatment for the symptoms and are monitored by the EMSI. The team advises on staying in the village, frequent hand washing, and social isolation. As needed, patients are removed for admission to the APC or Boa Vista Reference General Hospital.
This is the third entry of the DSEI in an indigenous area to specifically serve the Ingariko ethnicity at the request of the leaders, made on July 18. The first team was sent to the area on July 27 and has already returned to the headquarters of the District. Another team is on site and remains until September 7. Access to the region is only possible by air. "In response to a request from the Ingariko communities, by letter, and in dealings with the Roraima State Office of Prosecution (MPE-RR), we are making this third entry with the support of the Brazilian Army. These actions have the objective of giving a quick response in the attention to the fight against COVID-19 in the Ingariko communities of the Serra do Sol Indigenous Territory," explains the coordinator of the Leste de Roraima DSEI, Tarcio Pimentel.
The Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI), of the Ministry of Health, has been intensifying actions to combat the COVID-19 to approximately 1,400 indigenous people, through the Leste de DSEI East, since the month of July. The actions are discussed with the Tuxauas, who are the indigenous leaders of the communities, in consonance with the District Council of Indigenous Health (Condisi).