Amazonas receives first space in Brazil to serve indigenous people with Covid-19
The first hospital wing in Brazil aimed at treating indigenous patients with the new coronavirus was inaugurated in Amazonas on Tuesday, 26.
With 53 exclusive beds, the space was set up in the hospital to combat covid-19, located at Nilton University Lins, Center-South zone of Manaus. The opening ceremony was attended by the interim Minister of Health, Eduardo Pazuello, who highlighted the donation of 20 respirators from the Federal Government to open the space.
The indigenous wing will provide 33 clinical beds and 20 of high complexity, in addition to a place for shamans for the traditional monitoring of each patient, according to their customs. The service will be coordinated by the physician Israelson Taveira, who has worked with indigenous health for seven years and knows about 35 ethnicities. For the professional, the space is extremely important to develop treatment protocols that respect and do not interfere in the culture of each people.
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