SESAI authorizes the acquisition of more medicines, equipments and supplies to the DSEI Yanomami
The Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI) of the Ministry of Health authorized the decentralization of more than R$ 8.3 million for the purchase of supplies, equipment and hospital materials for the Special Indigenous Sanitary District (DSEI) Yanomami this year. The acquisitions are made through a bidding process and have the objective of subsidizing the District in the provision of basic health services to the Yanomami people. These indigenous people live in the Amazon forest, in areas of difficult access, between the states of Amazonas and Roraima, on the border with Venezuela.
The DSEI Yanomami is with open bidding, by electronic trading, until April 22, for the purchase of hospital medical supplies in the amount of R$2.9 million. SESAI authorized the purchase of items such as alcohol, needles, syringes, lancets, personal protection equipment, among others. The materials will be used in medical, dental and endemic disease control procedures and in the activities of the Multidisciplinary Indigenous Health Teams (EMSI).
The choice of the most advantageous proposal will be by lowest price. Interested parties registered in the Unified Suppliers Registration System (SICAF) of the Federal Government´s purchasing site may participate. The opening of the proposals will take place on April 22, 2021, at 10am. “ Click here to access the Call for the Electronic Auction 00005/2021”.
Two more calls for the purchase of medicines and hospital medical equipment were bid by electronic auction and are in the contracting phase. The District invested almost R$ 300,000 in devices, such as oximeter, stethoscope, nebulizer, and others, and R$ 143,000 in cleaning and sanitation materials for the UBSI and CASAI this year.
SESAI has also authorized the opening of a new bidding process for the purchase of R$ 4.9 million in medicines from the National List of Essential Medicines (Rename) to supply the Pharmaceutical Supply Centers (CAF) of the Base Poles. The bidding process is currently being prepared.
The supplies will meet the demand of the 78 Basic Indigenous Health Units (UBSI) and the Indigenous Health House (CASAI) in Boa Vista (RR). The DSEI Yanomami serves more than 28 thousand indigenous people who live in 366 villages distributed in 37 Base Poles.
In addition to the purchase of materials and supplies, SESAI also authorized the Yanomami DSEI to hire 16 more nursing technicians to compose the EMSI that take basic health services directly to the villages. The District also reinforced the epidemiological surveillance with 5 endemic agents and a pharmacist to work directly in the fight against malaria, an endemic disease in the Amazon region. There is no public tender, the hires are under the Consolidation of Labor Laws (CLT) regime. Indigenous candidates who live in villages have preference in the selections.
The purchases and contracts of the 34 Districts are available for public consultation on the Budget Panels on SESAI´s website: https://saudeindigena.saude.gov.br.
In 2020, SESAI transferred R$37 million for the purchase of the DSEI Yanomami. This year, 2021, R$15.4 million have already been decentralized for the purchase of supplies and transport logistics.
VACCINATION AGAINST COVID-19
The Yanomami DSEI continues to work on the immunization of indigenous people directly in the villages despite the climatic difficulties that make it difficult to land in the villages and hike in the forest with the immunizer against COVID-19. The teams spend 15 to 30 days in the area and only when they return to the DSEI headquarters, the data are entered into the Information System of the National Immunization Program (SI-PNI). So far, the DSEI has immunized 65% of the indigenous people over 18 years old, enrolled in the Indigenous Health Care Subsystem (SASISUS) and specificities of ADPF 709, and 30% with the second dose. The DSEI did not register any refusal or adverse reactions during the vaccination.