SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Feb. 10 (EUROPA PRESS) –
According to the City Council’s press release, the Carnival Hospital of Santa Cruz de Tenerife attended to a total of 81 individuals during the first dance, with 39% of them seeking assistance due to excessive alcohol consumption.
The presence of the public at the first dance was affected by rain, prompting many carnival attendees to disperse from the traditional gathering points earlier than usual.
Of the total assisted individuals, 72 were adults and nine were minors. The distribution by sex was 39 men and 42 women.
The majority of care during the night shift was focused on individuals suffering from alcohol poisoning, accounting for 39% of the total cases treated.
The appearance of rain in the early hours of the night also led to numerous falls, resulting in 26 recorded injuries for various reasons.
The overall atmosphere of the night was relatively calm, except for one reported attack and 17 cases of common illness unrelated to the Carnival.
As a result, seven individuals were referred to hospital centres for diagnostic tests or for requiring more specialised care.
The preventive and health device also had resources for youth managed by the Spanish Red Cross, working in coordination with the Local Police unit attached to the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office.
The police group recorded and analysed the data of eleven minors, seven of whom were boys. Within this age group, 54% sought treatment for alcohol poisoning, while the rest had cases of common diseases, trauma, and aggression. The age range of those assisted was between 16 and 17 years old.
Both the Local Police and the National Police made multiple rounds throughout the Carnival Quadrilateral, responding to various citizen requests and other emergency services. There was only one arrest, conducted by the state police, due to an assault on a police officer.
Finally, at the Violet Point, installed in the Carnival Hospital, the professionals overseeing the resource did not receive any reports of sexual assaults, although they were available for any queries or actions.