In 30 days of operation to help face the public health emergency that affects the Yanomami indigenous people, the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) transported more than 400 tons of input to the region, including supplies, medicines and materials to care for the indigenous people.
The balance of the first month of joint work between the federal government and the Armed Forces was made by the commander of the Amazon Joint Operational Command, Major-Brigadier of Ar Nogueira. According to him, the FAB flew more than 1,200 hours.
“Perhaps, after Covid, this is the biggest operation ever done in terms of flight hours in recent years,” he said. “It is a great satisfaction to reach these numbers, with zero accidents, zero incidents and with the participation of interagency.”
The FAB Field Hospital has provided 1,687 visits to indigenous people since the beginning of its inauguration in Boa Vista, Roraima, at the Casa de Saúde Indígena. According to the commander of the Hospital, Major Médico Felipe Figueiredo, the health of the indigenous people has evolved satisfactorily and the number of visits has been decreasing.
The Amazon Joint Operational Command was activated to operate in the area of Yanomami indigenous lands on February 3, through Ordinance No. 710 of the Ministry of Defense.
Through the cooperation of the Armed Forces, three flight corridors were also created to enable the coordinated and spontaneous departure of non-indigenous people from illegal mining areas, who will be able to fly out of the region until April 6, 2023.
*Posted by Fernanda Pinotti
Source: CNN Brasil
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