My house, My life: families with children with microcephaly will have priority

These families will not go through the draw to be included in the project.
14/07/2016 14h17 - Updated 14/07/2016 15h44
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The federal government announced today (14) change in the program My House, My life. It is to give priority to families with children born with microcephaly dispensing them from the lottery to be included in the project. The announcement was made by Minister of Cities, Bruno Araújo, in ceremony at the Presidential Palace.

"We are pleased, taking guidance from the president, this time in the country and, special mode, the Northeast, suffer from Zika and the outbreak of microcephaly, the Ministry of Cities, within the service priorities of the population access to this program on track 1, shall establish the highest priority to families who have had children carriers of microcephaly ", the minister said. Track 1 It is intended for those who have family income of up to R $ 1,8 thousand a month.

Araújo said that Brazil has today 8.451 suspected cases of reported microcephaly, 3.142 suspected cases are still being investigated, 1.687 confirmed and 3,6 thousand discarded.

200 thousand homes
"Within this principle to have special attention for this time of severe situation, the Minha Casa, My life passes 200 thousand units not yet delivered to meet this guidance ", the minister added.

President Michel Temer said the number of cases of microcephaly is "worrying". "The great majority are mothers usufrutuárias Bolsa Família, that is, still poor. It's a plan not only for the present, but also for the future. It is not unlikely, although the epidemic has passed regarding the mosquito, but is microcephaly resulting from other causes. It may happen that, at other times, arises the same question. both, It is that this statement was signed ", said Temer, during the ceremony.

Source: Agency Brazil

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