Medical emergency implemented in Brazil after the death of children due to malnutrition and other diseases, this is the reason

Medical Emergency in Brazil: The Ministry of Health of Brazil has declared a medical emergency in the Yanomami area bordering Venezuela. The decision was taken following reports of children dying of malnutrition and other diseases due to illegal gold mining.

In a notification issued on Friday by the government of newly appointed President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, it has been said that the purpose of the announcement is to restore health services for the Yanomami people, which were abolished by former President Jair Bolsonaro.

President visits health center

According to data from Amazon journalism platform Sumauma, 570 Yanomami children died of various diseases during Bolsonaro’s four-year presidency. These children died primarily from malnutrition, as well as malaria, diarrhea, and maladies caused by the mercury used by wildcat gold miners.

Current President Lula visited a Yanomami health center in Boa Vista in Roraima state on Saturday, in which children, the elderly and other patients were admitted. Here the pictures of the patients admitted in the center were frightening. His ribs were looking thin. Lula wrote on Twitter after the tour, "What I saw in Roraima was more of a massacre than a humanitarian crisis. A premeditated crime against the Yanomami, perpetrated by a government insensitive to suffering."

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After this tour, the government has announced food packages for this area. About 26 thousand people live in this area. Gold mining is done in this area. It is said that after Bolsonaro came to power in 2018, illegal mining increased rapidly here and exploitation of the local people also started. Due to this the incidents of violence have also increased here.

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