Federal Government transfers resources for the health of truck drivers
The selected municipalities have a Stop and Rest Point for professional drivers (PPD) - Photo: Stock Images
Brazilian municipalities will receive funds from the Federal Government to invest in health actions aimed at truck drivers. 35 municipalities from all regions will be served with a financial incentive of R$ 30,000 for each one of them, to develop Primary Health Care actions.
“The Ministry of Health is passing on more than one million reais so that the group of municipalities can act more effectively in health promotion, prevention and care actions for truck drivers and truck drivers. This is the first time that the Ministry of Health transfers resources to municipalities so that they have this specific look at the public of truck drivers”, said the coordinator of Men's Health at the Ministry of Health, Gregory dos Passos Carvalho.
“Truck drivers and truck drivers have a different work routine. They often spend days away from home, without having access to the basic services that are offered by their municipality of residence, such as, for example, measuring pressure, taking medication, updating the vaccination card", he stated when explaining the importance of encouraging this type of action for those workers who are away from home for a long period.
Stopping and Resting Point
The selected municipalities have a Stop and Rest Point for professional drivers (PPD), certified by the Ministry of Infrastructure. The objective is to increase the adhesion of this public to the programs and initiatives that already exist in the municipalities that host the points.
The Ordinance with the list of municipalities covered was published on August 11 in the Official Gazette of the Union. According to the Ministry of Health, this list may be expanded if there is official information from the Ministry of Infrastructure on the certification of new PPD and there is a prior budgetary and financial availability.
“Since 2020, more effectively, the Ministry of Infrastructure began to assess and certify Stop Points across the country through DNIT, ANTT and Antaq. As a result, we are seeing an increase in the number of certified Stopping Points in the country. And the natural tendency is that once the municipality has a certified stopping point, it will increase the circulation of truck drivers in that territory and, with that, the municipality would be responsible for providing care to that population that circulates there as well", stressed Gregory of the Carvalho Steps.
The municipalities awarded the budget must carry out the actions within 12 months, counting from the date of receipt of the funds. The rendering of accounts on the application of the funds must be carried out through the Annual Management Report. The cities covered are:
São Luís (MA)
Lagoa do Piauí (PI)
Our Lady of Socorro (SE)
Rosario do Catete (SE)
Feira de Santana (BA)
Rio Manso (MG)
São Gonçalo do Sapucaí (MG)
Três Maria (MG)
Barra Mansa (RJ)
Porto Real (RJ)
Rio de Janeiro - RJ)
Deep Step (RS)
Santa Maria (RS)
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