Sergio Cortes is the State Health Secretary in In Rio De Janeiro. His work has stood out for itself since he is one of the most experienced and concerned about people’s well-being medical doctors in Brazil. He has been surveying the areas that have been affected by floods. On a Sunday morning in Xerem, Duque de Caxias, and the main shelters who are receiving municipal population. The state Government set up a hydration center at Xerem health center. It has 12 chairs and can attend to 300 people per day.
Brazil is an emerging economic power that ranks 125 on the World Health Organization (WHO); this is not a good performance. Sergio Cortes is working hard to improve the health care of his state. “From the worst we are working and hoping for the best. Xerem center is a preventive action of the state Department of Health to give a hand to the municipality, given the poor sanitation in the city (Rio De Janeiro), increasing the possibility of dengue mosquito proliferation” said State Secretary Sergio Cortes.
State Secretary, Sergio Cortes had a meeting with municipal health secretary, Camillo Junqueira, and the coordinator of the National Health Force Conception Mendonca, to discuss this matter. They agreed that the state should deliver an additional calamity kit Caxias plus 3000 antibiotic tablets for prevention against leptospirosis.
All the above measures have been taken on Sergio Cortes initiative and collaboration to curb the proliferation of these contagious diseases like leptospirosis, hepatitis A, and diarrhea contracted through contaminated water.
Health Surveillance Secretariat of State has collected the first batch of samples have been collected in Xerem from seven shelters and have been examined, and the conclusion was unsatisfactory, said the Central Laboratory Noel Nutels. Daily disinfection of water is, therefore, being carried out by the teams and people have been recommended to do the same. The State Government has therefore delivered 10,000 bottles of sodium hypochlorite to Caxias.
Sergio Cortes, State Secretary, has advised his people to use bottled water for drinking and food hygiene. They should also apply hypochlorite in water tanks since the shelters are making this distribution. This situation room is in Xerem health post to monitor the region in regards to health actions. Sergio Cortes says that training will be done to people in the shelters to identify symptoms early enough to avoid rapid spread of the diseases.
The article is recapped from Extra