Villages receive vaccination, medication and guidance against COVID-19
Prevention and control actions against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are constant in the Indigenous Health Special Districts (DSEI), coordinated by the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health of the Ministry of Health (SESAI/MS). The Indigenous Health Multidisciplinary Teams have sanitized the health care and medicine distribution centers, and have given orientation and vaccinated the indigenous in the villages.
In Para, the 51st Jungle Infantry Battalion (BIS/Army) has measured no efforts in disinfecting the headquarters of the Altamira DSEI, on Thursday morning (7/5). The furniture, floors, walls and the outside area were all sanitized. The District assists 81 villages with a population of over 4,300 indigenous people.
It is important to remember that the virus remains on the surface for several hours, so it is necessary to wear a mask and wash your hands constantly, especially before changing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and after contact with other people.
In Amazonas, the Vale do Javari DSEI received a shipment of 208 boxes of medicine purchased with federal funds. There are 102 items listed in the National List of Indigenous Health Essential Medicines (RENAME), under the National Health System (SUS). These pharmaceutical items are being sent to the Indigenous Health Support House (CASAI), to seven Base center and to eight Basic Health Units in the region. The District assists 60 villages with over 6,200 indigenous people.
The objective of this purchase is to supply all the base centers of the Javari DSEI with pharmaceutical supplies during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Acre, the Alto Rio Purus DSEI reinforced prevention guidelines against COVID-19 in the Pedreira village during the Influenza vaccination campaign. The action has the support of nurses, doctors and dentists from the Extrema Base center, district of Porto Velho. The DSEI assists 151 villages with a population of over 12,500 indigenous people.
In Maranhao, the DSEI vaccinated the Canela ethnic group against the flu caused by influenza viruses. The vaccine does not protect against the novel coronavirus, but the federal government has anticipated the annual vaccination campaign to immunize the population and reduce suspected cases with similar symptoms to COVID-19. The district assists 629 villages and a population of over 37,000 indigenous people.
In all, SESAI undertakes protection and support to more than 800,000 indigenous villagers who live in 5,614 Brazilian villages.