“When searching the location, we found that the medicines were intended for the DSEI [Distrito Sanitário Especial Indígena] Yanomami. There were many boxes, with different medicines, many of which had expired since 2021″, said delegate Magnólia Soares, from the Police Station for the Suppression of Crimes Against Public Administration.
The PF (Federal Police) was called by the civil police.
In the images released by the Civil Police, it is possible to see several units of the antibiotic amoxicillin and the antifungal nystatin.
The Ministry of Health repudiated the disposal of medicines “expired during the past administration“, in the Jair Bolsonaro (PL) government. “The department will collaborate with the investigations, providing all necessary information to the authorities.” The ministry also says that it “works on strengthening measures and actions for the restructuring of Indigenous Health Districts” after “years of abandonment and dismantling of indigenous health.”
O UOL also contacted the PF and the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples. If there is a response, the text will be updated.
Yanomami deaths continue to rise. Despite having declared an emergency in the Yanomami territory in the first month of its term, the Lula (PT) government was unable to stop the mortality of the indigenous people in 2023.