With a record of more than 22,000 cases of dengue fever, the federal district Department of Health is expanding efforts to combat the disease. In Ceilândia, Brazlândia, Planaltina, Sobradinho, São Sebastião and Paranoá, tents were set up outside the primary health care units (BHUs) to provide first aid to patients.
The Minister of Health recalled that 90% of mosquito breeding sites Aedes aegypti are in their homes and families need to be involved in measures to prevent the spread of insects
Thirteen cars also roam the streets of the areas with the most so-called the spread of “smoke”. The information was presented at a press conference with the heads of the secretariat on Tuesday (19).
“This is a very big effort, but it needs the support of the population,” stressed Health Minister General Manoel Pafiadache. He recalled that 90% of mosquito breeding sites Aedes aegypti they are located in homes, and the commitment of families is necessary to prevent the spread of insects that spread zika, dengue fever, and Chikungunya disease. The Secretary argued that a similar mobilization to promote covid-19 vaccinations was needed.
Pedro Zancanaro, Undersecretary of Health, explained that the increase in the number of patients with dengue fever or respiratory syndrome has led to a congestion in health facilities. Therefore, as soon as the area reaches the limit of 1,000 cases of dengue fever, tents must be activated to enhance treatment. “Some were for the treatment of covidium and could be converted to first aid for dengue fever,” he clarified.
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The case of Gabriel Luiz
The health minister began the interview by recalling the case of Gabriel Luiz, a journalist at Rede Globo, who was rescued at the Hospital de Base (HBDF) on Thursday night (14) following an incident of violence. The director once again apologized for the situation – he had given the journalist a face-to-face interview a few days earlier – and stressed the ability of the public network to handle serious cases.
“Gabriel was seen after 11pm and all the services needed to treat a very serious trauma like him were ready and he was treated,” he said. The Secretary recalled that, in addition to the Hospital de Base, the regional hospitals in Ceilândia and Taguatinga are the reference for this type of treatment. “We need to understand the greatness of this quality service,” he said.
The treatment of the reporter followed the procedures agreed for each citizen who enters the public network unit in a similar situation.
* According to DF Ministry of Health