So far, 82% of the indigenous people served by the Indigenous Health Secretariat of the Ministry of Health (Sesai) have received the first dose of the vaccine against the Covid-19. While the second dose do immunizing was applied to 71% of this population.

This Monday (14), the Ministry released this balance and Sesai is responsible for providing health services to 755 indigenous people from more than six thousand villages. Of the R$1,5 billion budget, R$76 million were spent on combating pandemic.

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The agency carried out 20 interministerial missions in villages, through 60 thousand people. According to the folder, 6,6 million supplies were made available, including tests for Covid-19, medicines and personal protective equipment (PPE).

It is worth remembering that in July 2020, Federal Supreme Court Minister Luís Roberto Barroso decided that the federal government should adopt more effective measures to protect indigenous peoples. They were required to develop a Covid-19 Coping Plan for Brazilian Indigenous Peoples, with the participation of communities and the National Human Rights Council.

“In relation to indigenous people living in the urban context, according to current legislation, it is up to the states and municipalities to care for these people. Currently, more than 180 thousand indigenous people who live in an urban context, and who are under the responsibility of the other entities of the federation, are already registered in the Prevent Brazil Program”, emphasized the text.

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Source: Agency Brazil

Paraná confirms first case of indigenous variant in the state

The government of Paraná reported that it identified the first case of contamination by the Indian variant of Covid-19 B.1.617 in the state. O virus was found in a 71-year-old neighbor in the city of Apucarana who has comorbidities.

According to the State Department of Health (Sesa), on April 26, the patient underwent the first RT-PCR collection for the diagnosis of the disease and was hospitalized, but was discharged. The confirmation of the variant was confirmed by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation ( Fiocruz ) through the genomic sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus .

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