Document obtained by peeling CNN It shows that technicians from the Yanomami Special Indigenous Health District (DSEI) reported in December 2022 that they did not have enough personnel to act against malnutrition on indigenous land, which is experiencing a humanitarian crisis.
Furthermore, the professionals reported that they had only doctors to work in 34 points, also denouncing the sexual exploration of women and adolescents in the region.
The DSEI are the management and execution areas of the Unified Health System (SUS) in indigenous territories.
The Minister of the Indigenous Peoples, Sonia Guajajara, affirmed that the district will be subject to a federal intervention. Furthermore, the representation of Funai in Roraima will also have an auditor, as a way of guaranteeing that a faster response is given to the actions of the government to resolve the crisis.
In a meeting at the end of last year, DSEI Yanomami technicians reported various problems in the territory, such as the lack of people to work in the execution of the combat plan at hand, the existence of barely eight doctors to work in 34 posts, the lack of air support for removal of patients, advancement of malaria and complaints of sexual exploration of women and adolescents.
The problems reported in documents obtained by CNN This is yet another proof of how different authorities, the federal and state governments, knew about two serious problems that the indigenous people were facing.
The intervention at the DSEI Yanomami had been requested by the Federal Public Ministry in November 2022 due to allegations of diversion of public resources for the purchase of medicines.
Source: CNN Espanol