Teams from the State Health Surveillance Agency (Agivisa) ensured support for residents and professionals in the flood-affected districts of Gi Parana, Cacoal and Pimenta Bueno. Rondônia government reinforces actions Health surveillance in affected municipalities, with AGEVISA actions reinforcing the need for a link with primary care Health promotion and disease prevention.
The Director General of Ajeviza, Gilvander Gregorio de Lima, visited the regional offices accompanied by specialists from epidemiological, environmental and health monitoring, from the Information Center
In addition to the physical materials, we have brought in our specialists to support the teams operating in the municipalities, who are familiar with the panoramic views and the effects of the floods that have put the residents in distress. Gregorio explained that bringing professionals together is a way to add knowledge and further enhance inter-sectoral actions, building a holistic scenario close to the reality of the country.
The Agevisa truck has been supplied with materials to be distributed among Health Regionals Affected areas include: rapid tests, disposable lab coats for health professionals, alcohol in gel, 2.5% sodium hypochlorite, Tamiflu and educational materials to be used in procedures to promote and prevent disease.
“The educational materials (folders, brochures, posters) distributed are about poisonous animals, leptospirosis, urban pests and indoor water treatment in natural disasters, and relevant topics to guide the community and help reduce the health impact of the flood” – said the government coordinator for Vigidesatres of Ajeveza, Jose Maria Prestes
At the meetings held in Gi Parana, Cocoal and Pimenta Bueno, representatives of the State and Municipalities attended, and it was decided that Ajeviza would support the regional offices in preparing an emergency plan to assist the affected areas, in establishing a working group to deal with emergency situations caused by floods, and providing technical and logistical support to monitor grievances, with a view to Reducing and eliminating the risks of health effects after floods.
The amount of water caused the sudden rise of the rivers, at least five of which overflowed after heavy rains in the city of Cacoal, initially raising the Berrara River, as well as the Salgadinho, Tamaropa, Riosinho and Machado rivers.
The public servant, Estella Maris Rosa Diaz, was one of the victims of the flood in Cacoal. She lives in Rua Oliveira de Milo, in the happy neighborhood of Jardim, and her house has been swept away by water, losing almost all of her furniture and becoming homeless. Fear of illness still surrounds the family. “The water level in the rivers is starting to drop, but the house is full of mosquitoes, which worries us about the transmission of diseases.”
“During disaster situations, it is necessary to take measures aimed at eliminating and mitigating risks, as well as preventing future injuries resulting from contact with water. Agevisa, through Technical Areas and Cievs, has a strategic role in monitoring and reporting on cases that occur as a result of this contact. With water, poisonous animals or even sharp objects. Monitoring is very important to act in time and eliminate risks that may affect people’s health”, explained Cievs technician Viviane Alves.
Members of regionals, municipal health monitors, state and municipal health directors, and civil defense participated in the discussions. In addition to meeting with health teams and local managers, the Ajeviza team also visited some of the places affected by the floods.
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