SESAI and MD carry out joint health operation at DSEI Alto Rio Juruá
Between November 3 and 12, the joint mission to strengthen the fight against COVID-19 in indigenous populations arrives in Acre bringing health care, reinforcing the work of the Indigenous Special Sanitary District (DSEI) Alto Rio Juruá.
The Team of the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI), in support of the health professionals of the DSEI and the doctors of the Ministry of Defense embarked from Brasília to Acre taking about 3 tons of medicines and supplies, such as Personal Protective Equipment (EPI) and tests for COVID-19.
The service begins from the villages of the Base Pole (PB) Feijó, and then the mission goes to the PB Tarauacá, Jordão, Marechal Taumaturgo and Mâncio Lima. About 8 thousand indigenous people will benefit, and will receive supplies such as surgical masks and 70% alcohol.
This is the 16th interministerial mission to bring medical care and strengthen the confrontation of COVID-19 among indigenous people.
According to the Special Secretary of Indigenous Health, Robson Santos da Silva, the variety of health professionals will ensure complete care for the indigenous. "General practitioners, infectologists, pediatricians, and gynecologists are going to be there, and they should provide the best possible care for indigenous people and reinforce the work done by the DSEI throughout the year. In addition, there are also veterinary doctors to combat zoonosis.
We are taking masks, aprons, gloves and other important items for the care of the indigenous people, who will stay in these locations, also including medicines," said the secretary of SESAI.