DSEI Alto Rio Solimões inaugurates two Base Poles in an indigenous area of the Amazon
Tabatinga (AM) - Quality service in a comfortable structure for the population of more than 7,000 Ticuna indigenous people is the objective of the Indigenous Special Sanitary District (DSEI) Alto Rio Solimões. The new Umariaçú I and Umariaçú II Base Poles were officially inaugurated this Thursday (12/10), in Tabatinga (AM), during the 19th Interministerial Mission to Combat COVID-19, held by the Ministries of Health and Defense, from December 7 to 14, at the DSEI Alto Rio Solimões.
The DSEI coordinator, Weydson Pereira, emphasized the joy and importance of having delivered the new and expanded Base Poles so that the work carried out by the Multidisciplinary Indigenous Health Teams (EMSI) become more efficient. "This work was done within the pandemic and, since then, our team is working to better serve our indigenous people. Today we are having the opportunity to deliver and ensure a better health condition," he said. For the representative of the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI), Carlos Colares, the new Base Poles represent a historical moment. "This has been a difficult year, but we have managed to do a lot within the indigenous areas and the work does not stop here," he guaranteed.
The work done at the Polo Umariaçú II pleased the "cacica" (chief of the village), Trindade Bernardino Fidelix, and, for her, the assistance of the specialists, through the Interministerial Mission, brought agility and prevented the indigenous from having to travel to Manaus (AM) to have this assistance. "I am very grateful for your work and for what you are doing for our population.
The Ministry of Health, through the Special Secretariat of Indigenous Health (SESAI), and the Ministry of Defense, through the Armed Forces, sent reinforcements to assist the indigenous population of the DSEI Alto Rio Solimões. SESAI sent 52,000 items of supplies among medicines and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and the Armed Forces sent 28 health professionals among general practitioners, pediatricians, gynecologists and infectologists; nurses, nursing technicians and veterinarians.
The District has the second largest indigenous population in Brazil. There are more than 70 thousand indigenous of 27 ethnic groups distributed in 236 villages. To serve this population, which is in 13 Base Poles, the District has 16 Basic Indigenous Health Units (UBSI), 22 Primary Indigenous Care Units (UAPI) and 10 Speed Boat Ambulances - of the Mobile Indigenous Health Emergency Care Service (SAMUSI).