Warning over drugs stolen from hospital

GARDAÍ have issued a warning after drugs used to treat heart attacks were stolen from a Dublin hospital.

The theft of the drugs, used to revive patients suffering cardiac arrest, was carried out at the Mater Hospital between Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, said gardaí.

The drugs were contained in five clear vials. Two of the vials are branded Atropine and three of the vials are branded Lidocaine.

The vials can be attached to syringes for injection.

Gardaí have warned that there is a serious risk if these drugs are injected by any person not suffering from the cardiac condition, for which they are intended.

Medical staff have also indicated to Gardaí that the consequences of misuse could be fatal.

Anyone with information should call Mountjoy Garda Station at 01-6668600.


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