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Navy ship arrives in the Pantanal to serve riverside people

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From this Saturday (25) until July 3, the Hospital Assistance Ship (NAsH) Tenente Maximiano will provide medical and dental care to the riverside communities of the Pantanal of Mato Grosso do Sul in Porto Morrinho, Porto da Manga, Porto Esperança, in Corumbá and Porto Murtinho.

With the capacity to perform X-ray exams and equipped with a small surgical center, infirmary, sterilization room, purge room, pharmacy, laboratory, a doctor’s office and two dental offices, the Ship Tenente Maximiano also carries out preventive medicine campaigns, collection of material for research on tropical and infectious diseases.

donations

As part of the events commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Independence of Brazil, in addition to medical and hospital assistance, according to the ship’s captain, Lieutenant Captain Vinicius Rodrigues Travassos Alves, there will be donations of hygiene items, clothes and toys.

“The actions of civic-social and hospital care to the most needy population of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul are part of the mission of the Brazilian Navy in the region, where the Command of the 6th Naval District has the purpose of contributing to the fulfillment of the tasks responsibility of the Navy”, highlighted the commander of the 6th Naval District, Vice Admiral Paulo César Bittencourt Ferreira.

Historic

In February, the ship’s team served riverside communities on the North Section of the Paraguai River (Jatobazinho, Paraguai Mirim, Barra de São Lourenço, Porto São Domingos and Porto Carne Seca) and in the city of Cáceres (MT).

According to the Navy, during the 20-day work, around 350 people were treated, including children and adults, and 470 medical procedures were performed. 1,161 dental procedures were also performed and 77 dental kits were distributed.

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