The event promoted by the Ministry of Health includes a “BATCO” display.
The Ministry of Health reported on Saturday (7) that it had isolated and begun the process of dismissing the employee responsible for an event that featured a dance performance that the Ministry deemed “unacceptable.”
The fact that provoked a reaction from part of the political class occurred during the first meeting of the health promotion mobilization in Brazil. The event was held in Brasilia this week.
A video recorded by meeting participants shows a woman facing away from the audience. The Ministry of Health said in a statement that it was an isolated case.
She added: “The Ministry of Health confirms that this isolated incident does not reflect the Ministry’s policy nor the objectives of the discussion on health promotion that took place at the meeting.”
According to Minister Nicia Trindade, the Director of the Department of Prevention and Health Promotion, Andre Lemos, took full responsibility for what happened.
The Ministry also informed that it had established an events body linked to the Minister’s Office to evaluate “whether the proposed participations are consistent with the behavior and institutional mission of the Ministry of Health.”
In a video clip posted on social media, the Minister of Health said that she was fulfilling her appointments in São Paulo at the time of the incident.
“Unfortunately, I was surprised by yesterday’s episode, and through this video I deeply apologize for what happened and affirm the Ministry of Health’s commitment that its events reflect the behavior and directives of the Ministry of Health and the government led by President Lula.”
In the post, Nesia also reinforced the ministry’s commitment to strengthening SUS “through an inclusive vision, while respecting diversity and valuing and promoting democracy.”
“Hardcore beer fanatic. Falls down a lot. Professional coffee fan. Music ninja.”