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In Our Opinion: Narcan kits on OPT buses are a good thing

We like to give credit where it’s due, and we are happy to salute all involved in getting Narcan kits installed on the entire fleet of Oneonta Public Transit buses.

As we reported, after a passenger overdosed while riding an OPT bus two weeks ago, city officials coordinated with the Oneonta Narcan Initiative Team to acquire Narcan kits for the fleet.

OPT bus driver Kathy Winans was driving the Southside route on May 9 when a passenger alerted her to another passenger who was slumped over in his seat.

“We called 911,” Winans said. “The cops gave him Narcan and performed CPR. They got him back after about half an hour, and he was acting like nothing had even happened.”

Narcan has proven to be a valuable saver of lives in many instances. More so, as it is made more widely available.



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