22/08/2016 16h56 - Updated 22/08/2016 16h56

Amazon Itinerant Health Program reaches Parintins to offer 500 ophthalmological consultations

The Amazon Itinerant Health was created by the State Government to facilitate access of people living inside the diagnosis and treatment services.
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The city of Parintins (a 369 km from Manaus) receive, from Monday (22) until Saturday (27), the actions of the Health Programme Itinerant Amazon, the State Health Secretariat (Sesame). The state Secretary of Health, Pedro Elias de Souza, reports, in the city, They will be offered 500 ophthalmological consultations, with dispensing glasses, where any medical indication.

Patients will be served, as he explains, already were screened in Basic Health Units (UBS) the municipality. This August the actions of Health Itinerant Amazon have been held in the municipalities of Canutama and Tapauá. The next city to be granted shall Manipur (a 332 km), from 30 August- 3 of September. The forecast, in Manipur, is that 300 people are met, during the five days of action.

The Amazon Itinerant Health was created by the State Government to facilitate access of people living within the diagnostic services and treatments that were previously offered only in the capital. Last year, the program held 102 actions, executed in 55 counties, totaling over 38,6 thousand people, between consultations, surgery and dispensing glasses.

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