Ministry of Health brings care reinforcement to indigenous people of DSEI Interior Sul
Between December 14 and 20, the indigenous who live in villages of the Base Pole Passo Fundo, in Rio Grande do Sul, will receive a reinforcement of care with the arrival of the Mobile Team of the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI) of the Ministry of Health. The team is composed of two doctors, three nurses and two nursing technicians. The services will be carried out in the villages themselves and will be able to benefit almost a thousand indigenous people of the Indigenous Special Sanitary District (DSEI) Interior Sul.
SESAI sent more than 31 thousand items of supplies for the mission, including medicines and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The forecast is to carry out the services in the community spaces of the villages to avoid agglomerations and also serve the indigenous communities neighboring the municipalities of Engenho Velho, Ronda Alta, Constantina and Três Palmeiras.
The Indigenous people in the region are already regularly attended by the DSEI Multidisciplinary Indigenous Health Team (EMSI) in the Basic Indigenous Health Units (UBSI) and in home visits, but they will receive the reinforcement of the Mobile Health Team of SESAI to ensure more care in Indigenous Health during the pandemic period. The team has traveled through Brazil promoting care for indigenous people from all over the country.
The DSEI Interior Sul covers indigenous areas in the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, with headquarters located in the municipality of São José (SC), in the metropolitan region of Florianópolis (SC). There are 82 municipalities with indigenous areas in its area of coverage, and the population is composed of 78% indigenous from the Kaingang ethnic group.