The Ministry of Health (Minsa)
reported that it has further trained its health networks and micro-networks personnel, who serve the indigenous population in the Amazon area, in order to report on the measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Minsa staff prompted Amazonian inhabitants to constantly practice hand washing with soap and water, use face masks and keep one meter away from one another.
Additionally, the sector reported that all efforts deployed by the Executive Branch were strengthened through Minsa's intervention plan aimed at indigenous communities and rural populated centers in the Amazonia to tackle the COVID-19 emergency, which is intended to serve more than 860,000 citizens living in Amazonian towns.
At the same time, the ministry has arranged —through the Directorate of Indigenous and Native Peoples in conjunction with local and regional governments— rapid interventions in localities with indigenous populations, where there is greater demand for health care services as a result of the health emergency.