January 28, 2019, 16:33 hours
London police say police have managed to save everyone, except for two people who have given drugs in 2018 that overturn an overdose.
According to data released on Monday by the London Police Service, nearly 100 doses of naloxone have been handed over by the police from June to the end of December. A total of 59 people who have had an overdose have received the drug from police. Of these, 57 have survived. Employees began to wear sets of naloxone on June 4, 2018.
"Because of concerns about the increase in fentanyl-related overdoses accounted for by London police officers, members began to wear nanoparticle kits to make sure they were able to provide immediate relief if exposed to fentanyl or provide immediate relief to someone with an overdose, "Deputy Director Steve Williams said in a statement Monday.
In some cases, employees have given multiple doses to a person who has had an overdose.
"Fentanyl and other opiates remain an important issue in London," Williams said. "We go too often to these kinds of conversations, but fortunately we've been able to help a significant number of people," says Williams.
The Canadian opioid crisis reported 2066 lives throughout the country in the first half of 2018, according to Health Canada. Approximately 94% of these deaths are considered accidental.
Stunning statistics led local health services last summer to advise those who use drugs to swallow them slowly and in small doses, avoid mixing substances, carry a set of naloxone, not to use alone, and always tell someone where they will be. Everyone who found an overdose individual was told to call 911, to force a naloxone, and to continue helping the arrived man under paramedics.
Signs of overdose opioids include the inability to stay awake, delayed breathing or a relaxed body, bulging sounds, pale or blue skin, tiny pupils and vomiting.
The places where free naloxone kits can be found here can be found here.