Albania: Meta intervention for the poisoning of the inhabitants of Kruja

About 35 people have presented with symptoms of poisoning in the last 2 days in the emergency room of the Kruja hospital.

Kruja Police, after the announcement on Monday afternoon, from the emergency of Kruja Hospital, that in the last two days have sought medical help about 35 citizens suspected of being poisoned, immediately formed the investigative group, which went to Kruja. Hospital and work continues to clarify the circumstances and clarify the cause.

After receiving the help in the hospital, the patients left for their homes. Upon receiving the information, the health authorities were mobilized. It is learned that these are residents of only one neighborhood of the city.

Police have notified public health and national security agencies to clarify the situation. Analyzes are expected from DFS Kruja and Tirana. The investigative group is taking all procedural measures to clarify the causes and the circumstances of the event.

Investigations into the drinking water have come out clean, but investigations into the cause of the poisoning continue. IPH says it has contacted public health staff and is monitoring the situation.

President Ilir Meta reacted today to the situation of poisoning of residents in Kruja.

Expressing the desire for a speedy recovery of the residents, Meta asked the epidemiological and forensic health services to find out as soon as possible the cause and causes of this incident.

“I am following with concern the mass poisoning of the inhabitants of Kruja, a disturbing situation that must be treated with great responsibility and seriousness by state institutions responsible for public health, but also by justice,” said Meta.

“I wish the poisoned citizens a speedy recovery and overcoming without serious and long-term consequences, and expresses solidarity with their families.

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