DSEI Pernambuco installs unit to shelter indigenous people with COVID-19
In order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in the indigenous villages, the Pernambuco Special Sanitary District (DSEI) created a Primary Care Unit in an indigenous village school in the municipality of Pesqueira (PE), 220 km from the capital Recife. The site is being used by the Indigenous Health Multidisciplinary Teams (EMSI) for isolation of patients confirmed with the disease. To date, there are no serious cases among the seven indigenous people isolated and there has been no need to remove them to hospitals in the cities.
The social isolation of positive patients for COVID-19 is an orientation of the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI) of the Ministry of Health; as well as the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by professionals who work in the provision of basic care to indigenous health in the communities.
The residences of the villages where there were confirmed cases of COVID-19, are being sanitized by the Endemic agents of the Pernambuco DSEI to avoid the disease dissemination to relatives and community members.
The Endemic agents also sanitized 3,900 food baskets from the State Secretariat of Social Development, Children and Youth of Pernambuco that were distributed to indigenous families with elderly people, children and pregnant women in situations of social vulnerability throughout the state.