The Municipality of Aracaju continues to monitor individuals arriving in the capital from the United Kingdom through the Municipal Health Department (SMS). And this Thursday, 10, in addition to the five people already tested, the program Arkaju Pella Vida returned to the residence to collect samples through RT-PCR testing of two others.
According to the PMA, all those who came in contact with the passenger, even without symptoms, were instructed to remain in home isolation and would be monitored daily by the MonitorAzu service. The young Aracajuana boarded a flight departing from the United Kingdom on 5 June, a place where there were more than a thousand confirmed cases of the variant, with connections in Madrid and Guarulhos, So Paulo.
Sensing suspicion, since the United Kingdom is a country that has had cases of the delta variant of Sars-Cov-2, known as the Indian variant, the SMS requested the analysis of samples and delivery of test results immediately.
The Municipal Health Department is finalizing strategies that will make it difficult for the new version of the concern to enter Arkaju. Among the first actions are increased inspections at airports and bus stations, and expanded testing at these access points in the city.
Arkajuju for life program
Aracaju Pella Vida has been running for almost a year, as a way to optimize the flow of health equipment in the municipality of Aracaju, to ensure home care for cases of COVID-19.
From users served by MonitorAzu, the program delivers home visits to these patients who are at increased risk of disease progression, such as elderly people or people with comorbidities, or suspected cases.
“We have this role within the COVID service, which includes immunization of bedridden people. And whenever epidemiological surveillance needs support in suspected cases, such as this traveler who was tested and initiated, we also act”, announced Scindia Belford, program coordinator.
Till Monday (7), 4,515 consultations were conducted, 335 rapid tests, 1,147 RT-PCR tests, 31 people needed to be sent to hospital and 650 handicapped were vaccinated.
The program has eight multidisciplinary teams, consisting of a doctor, a nurse and a local health agent. Teams tour Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., during the same hours as the basic health units.
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