HCAMP will be inaugurated this Friday (27) in Boa Vista (RR) to serve indigenous people from the Yanomami region
Air Force Agency, by Lieutenant Flávia Rocha
A Field Hospital (HCAMP) of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) is being assembled next to the Indigenous Health House (Casai), in Boa Vista, capital of Roraima. The mobile unit aims to provide care for approximately 700 people of the Yanomami Indigenous Land. The HCAMP should be inaugurated this Friday (27).
On Monday (23), a FAB KC-390 Millennium aircraft transported seven HCAMP modules from Rio de Janeiro (RJ) to Boa Vista (RR). The structure has laboratories and outpatient clinics for emergency care, consultations, exams and ultrasounds.
“A multidisciplinary team is surveying the needs. The important thing is that the service will be resolutive. For example, the indigenous women will be able to have a gynecological preventive test and receive the results immediately”, emphasizes the Coordinator of HCAMP and the Director of the Air Force Hospital of Manaus, Medical Colonel Rodolfo José Seraphico de Souza Siqueira.
According to Medical Major Juliana Freire Vandesteen, from the Directorate of Health of the Air Force (DIRSA), 30 military personnel, among graduates and officers, are part of the HCAMP team in Boa Vista. According to the doctor, the services will be provided by doctors in the specialties of Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Radiology, Gynecology, and Pathology, as well as nurses, pharmacists, and nursing technicians.
At the moment, medical assistance is being provided to the indigenous people in Surucucu and in Boa Vista, where the HCAMP is being built. Meanwhile, patients in more serious conditions are being evacuated to hospitals in Boa Vista.
To provide the indigenous community with the necessary care, the following were sent as cargo: X-ray machines; ultrasound equipment; a pharmacy and a laboratory which will make it possible to carry out laboratory tests; a cellular health unit, hospital beds for outpatients and stabilization of more serious patients who need to be removed to more complex Health Units; among other things.
Photos: Captain Aline / DIRSA and Sergeant Lucas Nunes / CECOMSAER
Text: Lieutenant Flávia Rocha, with the collaboration of Lieutenant Eniele Santos / CECOMSAER
*** Translated by the DEFCONPress FYI team***