Sembra che due detenuti della California siano andati in overdose. Gli altri intorno a loro hanno salvato le loro vite

Le autorità della contea di Los Angeles affermano che il pensiero rapido dei detenuti del North County Correctional Facility ha contribuito a salvare almeno due vite all'inizio di questa settimana.

Mercoledì sera, deputies and staff in the facility responded to two inmates in medical distress and found the two unconscious andsuffering from possible overdoses,” a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
But fellow inmates had already administered Naloxonealso known as Narcanto those two people, preventing what could have been apotential tragic outcome,” ha detto il comunicato.
      The drug, designed to reverse opioid overdoses, is sometimes called asave shot.”
        The sheriff’s department recently kicked off a pilot programat the direction of Sheriff Alex Villanuevathat allows inmates access to Narcan, ha detto il comunicato. Inmates watch an instructional video on how to administer the drug during an orientation, ha aggiunto.
          After deputies and staff responded to the two inmates, a third person soon began to complain of dizziness and all three were treated by medical staff and taken to a local hospital, ha detto il comunicato. Several hours later, they returned to the facility.
          With opioid overdoses on the rise, (the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department) wants to ensure that inmate safety is of utmost priority,” Villanueva said in una dichiarazione su Twitter.
            I have implemented a Narcan Custody Pilot Project. In less than ten days the pilot project saved three inmates from an opioid overdose,” Egli ha detto.
            If the program continues to save lives, ha detto il comunicato, the department will expand it to all custody facilities.

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