19/09/2016 18h35 - Updated 19/09/2016 18h35

Amazon Health Program Itinerant actions will be held in three municipalities AM

The patients seen during the days have access to medical consultation and, where there prescription, receive free glasses.
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Shares of Amazon Health Program Itinerant, the State Health Secretariat (Sesame), They will be held in three cities this September. It is expected that about 800 people are benefited with days of ophthalmological consultations in the municipalities of Autazes, Nova Olinda and Novo Aripuana. This month a journey of 400 consultation has been held in Barcelos (a 399 km from Manaus).

In this Monday (19), until Wednesday (21), consultations will be held in Autazes (a 113 km). A expectation, according to the state Secretary of Health, Pedro Elias de Souza, is that in the city 300 patients are met. From Thursday (22) until Saturday (24), 300 people will be served in Nova Olinda do Norte (distant 135 km). day 26, Monday, until the day 28, the action takes place in New Aipuanã (a 227 km from Manaus), with more 250 queries. "Patients who are already served were screened in Basic Health Units (UBS) municipalities ", said Pedro Elias.

The patients seen during the days have access to medical consultation and, where there prescription, receive the glasses provided by the program, for free. According to the medical ophthalmologist program, Maristela Moss, near 60% of patients seen during consultation hours within receive prescription for wearing glasses.

Last year, Amazon Health Itinerant program held 102 actions, executed in 55 counties, totaling over 38,6 thousand people, between consultations, surgery and dispensing glasses. In this year, the program's actions have been carried out in 17 counties, totaling over 6 thousand people.

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