The Mobile Health Team of SESAI takes health reinforcement to DSEI Kayapó do Mato Grosso
The Mobile Health Team of the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI), of the Ministry of Health, brings reinforcement of services to the Indigenous Special Sanitary District (DSEI) Kayapó do Mato Grosso, from 15 to 23 November. This is another mission of The Operation carried out by SESAI to Combat COVID-19, to carry out a diagnosis of COVID-19 in indigenous areas and to bring more health care to villages during the pandemic.
The DSEI Kayapó do Mato Grosso has a population of approximately 5,000 indigenous people of 12 ethnic groups. SESAI has sent more than 27,000 items of supplies among medicines and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the action that will serve the villages of the Base Poles of Colíder, Juara and Peixoto de Azevedo. The Mobile Health Team is composed of a general practitioner, three nurses and three nursing technicians and will travel the region by land and river with the support of the District.
The services are carried out in the Basic Units of Indigenous Health (UBSI) and the Primary Indigenous Care Unit (UAPI) by the Multidisciplinary Teams of Indigenous Health (EMSI). The DSEI sent more doctors, nurses, nursing technicians and indigenous health agents (AIS) and Environmental Sanitation (AISAN) to add efforts to the mission. In addition, the Rapid Response Team travels through the District to test, diagnose and guide the population in relation to COVID-19. "We came to support the health teams that are already working here, through the DSEI. We hope to bring good and quality health to the indigenous people," says the Social Control advisor of SESAI, Lúcio Flores, who is accompanying the mission.