Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024|
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Hawaii County has been given 150 Narcan kits from the Hawaii Island Fentanyl Task Force.
Narcan, also known as naloxone, is a life-saving medication that can reverse opioid overdoses, potentially saving lives in emergency situations. The task force provided the kits to help address the growing concern surrounding opioid overdoses in the community.
The kits will be distributed to various county facilities across the island.
“We are honored to continue our partnership with the Hawaii Fentanyl Task Force by working together to get Narcan into our county buildings and vehicles,” Mayor Mitch Roth said in a press release. “The receipt of 150 Narcan kits from the Hawaii Island Fentanyl Task Force is a crucial step in our joint commitment to keeping the community safe and healthy.”
Roth encourages residents to be aware of the importance of Narcan and its role in addressing opioid overdoses. Education and awareness are key components in the fight against the opioid crisis, and the county is committed to continuing its efforts to provide resources, support and information to the community, according to the press release.
For more information about Narcan and its availability in Hawaii County, please contact Tim Hansen, executive assistant to the mayor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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