The Brazilian Navy takes health care services to 20 riverside communities in the Pantanal

Mission takes place until May 3, along the Paraguay and Cuiabá rivers

By Agência Marinha de Notícias – Ladário, MS

The Hospital Assistance Ship (NAsH) “Tenente Maximiano” left today (20), from Corumbá (MS), heading to Santo Antônio do Leverger (MT), to provide medical and dental care to families from riverside communities that live in the region. During the commission, which lasts until May 3, the ship will travel the Paraguay and Cuiabá rivers, passing through the Mato Grosso municipalities of Santo Antônio do Leverger, Barão de Melgaço, and Poconé. 

Clinical exams, prenatal care, and drug prescriptions are among the services offered. As part of a permanent campaign, the ship will continue to survey the nutritional status of the riverside children, and with educational lectures on oral hygiene and the distribution of dental kits.

In the communities of Barão de Melgaço, the ship will serve the population together with the Judiciary and the Mato Grosso Public Defender’s Office, through the Social Project “Ribeirinho Cidadão”. Consequently, in these communities, in addition to medical and dental care, there will be citizenship and legal services of community justice.

The NAsH “Tenente Maximiano” will cover, throughout the 45 days, more than 1,600 kilometers and will attend to 20 communities during its trip to Santo Antônio do Leverger. On board, the medical team is composed of general practitioners, dentists, and nurses, in addition to 29 military personnel who are part of the ship’s crew.

The commission is supported by the municipal governments of Santo Antônio do Leverger, Barão de Melgaço, Poconé, and Corumbá, by the Internal Revenue Service, and by the Mato Grosso Judiciary.

Source: Agência Marinha de Notícias

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