Yanomami: Indigenous families return to villages after medical discharge

The interiorization mission of two indigenous families took place on Friday (March 10)

Air Force Agency, by Lieutenant Johny Lucas

The Amazon Joint Operational Command (Cmdo Op Cj Amz), through the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), carried out, on Friday (March 10), a mission to internalize two indigenous families, who were with their children being treated at the FAB’s Hospital de Campanha (HCAMP), in Boa Vista (RR).

The patients transported were: a baby, son of Sabonete Yanomami and Vanessa Yanomami, who was hospitalized with pneumonia; and a 5 year old boy, son of Xuxa Yanomami, diagnosed with malnutrition. 

After the patients were discharged, the two families returned to their villages in the communities of Surucucu and Parafuri, in Air Force C-98 Caravan and H-60 Black Hawk aircraft, flown by the First Air Transport Squadron (1º ETA) – Tracajá Squadron, and the Second Squadron of the Tenth Aviation Group (2º/10º GAV) – Pelicano Squadron. 

In fact, to reach the more than 300 villages located on Yanomami Indigenous Land, it is necessary to use helicopters and small fixed wing aircraft. The Yanomami Indigenous Land is equivalent to the size of Portugal. 

This week, approximately 40 Indians should return to their villages on Yanomami land, after medical clearance.

 Field Hospital

The Field Hospital (HCAMP) of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has attended 1,759 indigenous people since its opening in Boa Vista, at the Indigenous Health House (CASAI).

Joint Command provides support to the National Health Force in the Yanomami operation

The Amazon Joint Operational Command (Cmdo Op Cj Amz), this Saturday (March 11), through the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), provided logistical air support with personnel and material transport, to the federal program National Force of the Unified Health System (FN-SUS), of the Ministry of Health, in Roraima. Six indigenous communities are to be assisted by the professionals.

The National Force of SUS, in this mission, has 17 professionals, divided into six teams, mostly made up of one doctor and two nurses. The areas that will receive these teams are: Auaris, Palimiú, Surucucu, Waputha, Maloca Paapiú and Yarotobi.

[Click here to download the original image] Today, the teams are receiving training on the care flows in the context of indigenous health, including flowcharts, notifications, testing and clinical management of the diseases most commonly found in the Yanomami indigenous land.

National Force of SUS

Created in 2011, the National Force of the Unified Health System is a cooperation program, with measures for prevention, assistance and repression in epidemiological situations, disasters or lack of assistance to the population when the state or municipality’s response capacity is exhausted.

Photos: Müller Marin / CECOMSAER – Video: Sergeant André Souza / CECOMSAER

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