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Minister of Health visits the municipalities affected by the rains

Alexandre Padilha followed work of health professionals and announced shipment of two tons of drugs to the state

 
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Minister of Health, Alexandre Padilha, makes trip monitoring of health activities in areas affected by floods in the Southeast Alexandre Padilha, Health Minister makes the trip up health actions in the area of ​​flooding in the municipalities of Paraíba addition, Guidoval and Uba (MG) Floods have caused destruction in several cities in the Zona da Mata of Minas Gerais
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Minister of Health, Alexandre Padilha, makes trip monitoring of health activities in areas affected by floods in the Southeast
Alexandre Padilha, Health Minister makes the trip up health actions in the area of ​​flooding in the municipalities of Paraíba addition, Guidoval and Uba (MG)
Floods have caused destruction in several cities in the Zona da Mata of Minas Gerais

The Health Minister, Alexandre Padilha, visited the region east of the country to check the work of dealing with rains in recent weeks. On Tuesday (10) he followed the work of health teams in the regions affected by floods in Minas Gerais and announced the arrival of two tons of medicines and supplies to Belo Horizonte, in addition to eight tons that had been sent in weeks last.

Padilla was in the municipalities of Paraíba addition, Guidoval and Uba, where he visited hospitals and health units, noting that all patients at risk had been properly transferred. The first priority is to avoid the risk of death, summed up. Padilla explained that the National Force (SUS FNSUS) has participated in actions seeking to prevent deaths in recent landslides, as in the cities of Juiz de Fora and count.

Another constant concern is to ensure that there is no interruption in the treatment of patients with chronic diseases, he said. The FNSUS is identifying the most vulnerable and will need assistance, such as patients undergoing hemodialysis, people in cancer treatment and women in the last trimester of pregnancy. Alexandre Padilha also pointed out that it is essential that people remain vigilant with respect to accidents with poisonous animals, tetanus and diseases caused by poor water quality such as leptospirosis. So we are checking stocks of serums and vaccines and the sending of hypochlorite to the regions where lack water fit for human consumption.

In addition Paraíba, a city affected by a serious landslide, the minister visited the hospital and San Salvador followed the transfer of five patients - four children and one woman - who were hospitalized in a ward next to a region at risk of collapse. In the mining town of Guidoval, where all health facilities were damaged, the minister visited health units brought into temporary premises. People in need of special care were transferred to the referral hospital for Uba, a neighboring city.

The minister reiterated that there are 100 health professionals registered in FNSUS the disposition of Minas Gerais to help in relief efforts for victims. They are doctors, nurses, nursing technicians and psychologists, among other specialties, who were willing to work in emergencies. Those interested can still register.

More <b> drugs in stock </ b>

Padilla stressed that FNSUS is working seamlessly with other ministries, with the state government and local governments, streamlining efforts to provide immediate relief and the most important needs of flood victims.

Between Thursday (5) and this Tuesday (10) the Ministry of Health sent nearly 15 tons of medicines and supplies to the states most affected: there were four tons to Rio de Janeiro, 800 pounds for the Holy Spirit and ten tons for Minas Gerais. Distributed to all municipalities miners affected by floods, the material can serve 27,500 people over three months.

The packages contain antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, analgesic, antipyretic, anti-hypertensive drugs, bandages, bandages, gloves, masks, catheters and syringes, and other materials to serve the population in the most critical phase after the flood.

Actions in other states <b> </ b>

Teams are coordinated by FNSUS field to assess needs, including damage to health facilities and services for water supply. For Rio de Janeiro, the only state where damage was recorded in water supply, of SUS National Force is also sending 15,000 bottles of hypochlorite (each with 50 ml), a substance used to purify water and make it fit for human consumption, he said.

The bottles 15 000 corresponding to 750 liters of hypochlorite, which can be used in cleaning and disinfection, especially of water storage containers, in its own disinfection of drinking water and hygienic food.

Visit the <LINK=>, to the Ministry of Health on flooding.

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