29/08/2016 14h25 - Updated 29/08/2016 14h25

Alderman charges deploying mobile services to the elderly in Manaus

The statement requested the municipality to acquire the mobile units in order to take more care of the elderly.
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Earlier on Monday (29), Councilman Everaldo Farias (PV) presented at City Hall of Manaus (CMM), an application charging of Manaus Prefecture deploying Health Units Furniture for traveling and preventive medical care to people over 65 years, calls "Carretas Seniors".

The proposal was presented in March this year, the following month was approved by the Presiding Officers of the Legislative House and sent to the analysis of Manaus Prefecture.

"Our filing received the support of all my peers and the general director UnATI (Open University of the Third Age), Doctor Euler Ribeiro and therefore, I present this petition charging a Government response on the feasibility of implementation of the trailers ", He highlighted the parliamentary.

The statement requested the municipality to acquire the mobile units in order to bring more assistance to specific public. According to the proposal, the trailer must have professional teams of doctors, nurses and support community health workers. Among the main procedures of new type of service would be the measurement of blood pressure and blood sugar, weighing and health education guidelines.

A historical series of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) It showed an increasing trend in the number of elderly in Manaus. Over the past four decades, the quantitative inhabitants above 60 years increased 928,9%. The percentage of elderly in the general population has almost doubled in the period 1970 a 2010. O index was 3,40% evolved into 6,04%.

In this period, of the population of cities in the Amazon migrated to the capital. The group of new residents brought with him a lot of knowledge of those who lived in the forest and has been more concerned with health.
This means that in the last 40 years the population of Manaus over the age of 60 years grew more than twice jumping 10.584 for 108.902 habitants.

"Our proposal comes against the desire of a large pent-up demand of elderly people who need this more personalized service. Provide more access to health care means providing better quality of life. I'm sure that our proposal can be made possible after a planning of the Government, that much has been committed to offering improvements to our population ", concluded Everaldo.

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