SESAI contracts 330 Internet access spots for the DSEI
Villages in areas of difficult access bring with them the difficulty of communication due to lack of good quality internet. In order to mitigate this problem, the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI) approached the Department of Telecommunications and Broadband Infrastructure Projects, of the Telecommunications Secretariat of the Ministry of Communications, to contract 330 connectivity spots for the GESAC program.
The antennas are being installed from North to South of the country. So far, 254 antennas are already functioning in the headquarters of the Special Indigenous Sanitary Districts (DSEI), Base Poles and Indigenous Health Houses (Casai).
In Tabatinga (AM), city where the headquarters of the DSEI Alto Rio Solimões is located, four antennas have already been installed and are in full operation. The district coordinator, Weydson Gossel Pereira, has already verified the improvement in data transmission between the DSEI and SESAI. "I centralized all the internet from GESAC to the National Immunization Program (PNI), for the vaccines, and it has improved a lot. I also participated in a videoconference with the SESAI and coordinators of the North region. I was able to talk and people understood me," she commented. Before the GESAC this reality was not possible, according to him.
The improvement is also perceived in the DSEI Guamá-Tocantins, which is headquartered in Belém (PA). Despite being a difficult region and with a lot of rain, the District coordinator, Stanney Everton Nunes, believes that the internet has improved communication by 90%. "We had a significant improvement in the services provided, in the transfer of documents, in production, and even in the Information System for Indigenous Health Care (SIASI), which is launched via internet from the poles to the DSEI," he explained.
The first antenna was installed in DSEI Mato Grosso do Sul on January 29 and, since then, there are already points in 25 states, besides the Federal District. "The Federal Government is moving forward and this connection is fundamental. We believe that, with this, we will be able to provide an increasingly better service," said the Special Secretary of Indigenous Health, Robson Santos da Silva.
The antennas are being installed using the extraordinary credit provided by Law 14.054 for the Brazil Connect Program. Of the total amount of the extraordinary credit, R$ 6,300,000.00 (six million three hundred thousand reais) have been allocated to the Brazil Connect Program, with the objective of providing the installation of broadband internet points in hospitals, health units or other places to be indicated by the Ministry of Health, in the scope of the Electronic Government - Citizen Service - GESAC program.
Telebras is responsible for installing and maintaining the program throughout Brazil and it will allow unlimited access to the Internet at any time of the day at a speed of up to 20 megabits.