Another pop-up injection site has been set up on the Vancouver Downtown Eastside to help save lives in the deadly fentanyl crisis.
Since the pop-up site opened two days ago on Main and Hastings, site coordinator Sarah Blyth says several lives have been saved.
Volunteers are on hand, administering Narcan to those who have overdosed on opioids.
Blyth set up the site, following the success of another one she organised last month.
She says the fentanyl crisis is a province-wide emergency.
“People just will fall over and they need help. We’ve dedicated ourselves to being there. We’ve had friends, family members die in the community and no one else is doing anything and we’re not getting the proper help that we should be from the government.”
She says more needs to be done to fight the deadly fentanyl crisis.
“We set up a tent, thinking, maybe we’ll do it for a couple of hours. Two women, volunteers, just phoned me saying they saved seven people’s lives between 10 in the morning and two in the afternoon.”
It costs approximately $100 a day to operate the tent.
She says all of the money comes from donations so a Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise funds.
With files from Matt Lee