SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Feb. 11 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The first significant evening of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival saw a total of 108 individuals receiving assistance from medical personnel, with 55% of cases attributed to alcohol intoxication.
This information was released by the City Council, stating that out of the total attendance, 97 were adults and eleven were minors. In terms of gender distribution, 65 were men and 43 were women.
Once again, the primary cause of these incidents was excessive alcohol consumption. Specifically, 55% of all those receiving assistance, amounting to 60 individuals, were treated for alcohol poisoning.
Additionally, there were 13 carnival-goers who sustained injuries from falls, some of whom required hospital transfers, resulting in a total of 17 referrals for diagnostic tests or specialized medical care.
In total, there were five reported assaults, 24 cases of common illnesses unrelated to the Carnival, and six cases of intoxication due to narcotic substances.
Notably, one of the most serious cases was a man falling from one of the Carnival floats, necessitating evacuation to the Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria University Hospital (HUNSC).
The preventive and healthcare arrangements also catered to the younger attendees and were managed by the Spanish Red Cross, in coordination with the Local Police unit attached to the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office.
This police unit recorded and analysed the data of 12 minors, five girls and seven boys, with 66% of this age group being treated for alcohol poisoning. Two of the affected individuals suffered intoxication due to the consumption of narcotic substances, and two others sustained minor injuries.