Since June 24, the military family has a new health structure in São Gabriel da Cachoeira. The 2nd Jungle Infantry Brigade (2nd Bda Inf Sl) inaugurated the Center for Assistance to Military Personnel, Dependents, Inactive and Pensioners (CAMDIP), which focuses on health care for beneficiaries of the Army Health Fund (FUSEx).
The CAMDIP aims to meet the demand for health care and elective appointments for the military family, since the Hospital da Guarnição de São Gabriel da Cachoeira (HGuSGC) serves both the civilian population and the military family only in urgent or emergency situations, and does not schedule medical appointments. The HGuSGC serves only the Unified Health System (SUS) and there are no civilian health organizations available to the military family in the garrison.
The inauguration of CAMDIP took place during a graduation ceremony with representation of troops from the garrison’s military organizations. The Commander of the 2nd Bda Inf Sl, Brigadier General Peixoto, highlighted the possibility of personalized care for the military family and beneficiaries of FUSEx, through the convergence of actions for the availability of health professionals from the garrison’s Health Formations.
According to the Head of CAMDIP, First-Lieutenant Torres, the Center will initially provide outpatient and general medical care, psychological care, physical therapy, and nutritional care. There will also be orthopedics, pediatrics, and ultrasonography, by prior appointment and availability of medical specialists.
Pamella Mansour, a military dependent, reported that, with the Care Center, she will now be able to have physiotherapy, which was one of the difficulties in the health area in São Gabriel da Cachoeira. About the physical therapy services, the Chief of the Personnel Section of the 2nd Brigade, Colonel Apolinário, emphasized that now most of the attachés and reintees will not need to be sent to Manaus for treatment, and this fact would help a lot in the management of the brigade’s personnel.
The CAMDIP also aims to expand the medical consultation service, reducing the difficulties encountered in scheduling appointments for military personnel and their dependents who serve in the seven Special Frontier Platoons and who return to the São Gabriel da Cachoeira garrison at regular intervals.
Source: 2nd Bda Inf Sl *** Translated by the DEFCONPress Team ***