UBS river will meet riverside communities in TabatingaChristened "Dona Nenenquinha", the unit should start in August the travel schedule to meet the rural communities in the municipality.
The local population of Tabatinga won a Basic Health Unit (UBS) fluvial, in this weekend. Christened "Dona Nenenquinha", the unit should start in August the travel schedule to meet the rural communities in the municipality, located 1.108 kilometers from Manaus, in a straight line. The unit was built with funds from the Federal Government and the equipment was purchased through a partnership between the Amazonas State Government and Tabatinga Prefecture.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by the mayor of Tabatinga, Raimundo Carvalho Caldas, Executive Secretary of the Interior Specialized Attention, Roberto Maia, the State Department of Health (Sesame), representatives of the Ministry of Health (MS) and other local authorities.
The unit will work with a family health team, formed by doctor, dentist, nurse, nursing technicians and community health workers. The unit has doctor's office, dental, of nursing, drugstore, vaccine room, small room procedures, as well as dormitories for the professional team.
Secretary Roberto Maia said that the State Government has made an investment of R $ 203 thousand for the purchase of hospital medical equipment. "Long ago we discussed with MS the need for this type of health facility in the Amazon, because only then will we be able to overcome geographical barriers and take care to citizens who live outside the municipal headquarters. The Ministry released the resource for the construction of the unit and the State, along with the City, purchased and installed equipment ", said Secretary.
Maia also reported that this is the 6th Basic Unit of Health inaugurated the Amazon River. There are five other operating, in the municipality of Borba, Manipur, Itamarati, Tonantins e Manacapuru.
The mayor of Tabatinga, Raimundo Carvalho Caldas, thanked the partnership of the Ministry of Health and the Government of Amazonas, Remembering that, otherwise, It would not be possible to build and equip UBS. "Now, we will be able to take decent care for residents of 61 rural communities in the city of Tabatinga, coming up with doctor, dentist, vaccines, and it certainly will help us improve our health indicators ", he said.