Five people, between 22 and 41 years old, were hospitalized this Sunday, at least two serious, at the Roque Sáenz Peña Hospital, in the southern area of the Santa Fe city of Rosario, for use suspected adulterated cocaine, reported sources from the Secretary of Public Health of the local Municipality.
“Four people were hospitalized today at the Roque Sáenz Peña Hospital. Two men, 41 and 26 years old, are hospitalized with mechanical respiratory assistance. A 22-year-old woman and a 31-year-old man were referred to the Clemente Álvarez Emergency Hospital and the Los Alerces Sanatorium.” , spokesmen for municipal Public Health abounded.
The four patients were hospitalized this Sunday after having used cocaine with common symptoms, such as loss of sensorium, the sources added.
We inform that today the following have been admitted to the Roque Sáenz Peña Hospital:
2 men aged 41 and 26 who were referred to higher complexity effectors in mechanical ventilation.
1 22-year-old woman and 1 31-year-old man who are stable in the effector 👇
— Ministry of Public Health (@SaludRosario) February 6, 2022
Two of these four patients, 41 and 26 years old, connected with mechanical respiratory assistance, were referred to more complex health centers, the Clemente Álvarez Emergency Hospital / HECA) and the Los Alerces Sanatorium.
The remaining two, the 22-year-old woman and the 31-year-old man, “are stable in the effector,” according to the Rosario Health Secretariat on its Twitter social network account.
Subsequently, Rosario Public Health reported that a 33-year-old patient was admitted to the Hospital Anselmo Gamen, from the city of Villa Gobernador Galvez, south of the city of Santa Fe, for the same reason as the other four.
Gustavo, the brother of one of the four patients who remained hospitalized in serious condition for allegedly adulterated cocaine use, told Crónica TV that “after noon we were at my house, in the Carne neighborhood, and my brother left with a friend to buy drugs in (the neighborhood) Las Flores. And then he started to feel bad, he lost his balance and fell to the ground, that’s why we had to take him to the hospital.”
The hospitalized patient’s brother added that “my brother knows the other person, they are both intubated, but he knows the other two people who were hospitalized only by sight.”