Parents of youngster who OD’d at FOMO Music Festival plead for capsule testing
After the tragic passing of one other teen on the latest FOMO music pageant the final folks you’d anticipate to be demanding for capsule testing can be the household, however they’ve launched an announcement pleading for the premiere to think about capsule testing.
19-year previous Alexandra Ross-King sadly fell unwell whereas on the Sydney leg of the pageant and was rushed to hospital from a suspected overdose from an unknown substance the place she handed away with household by her aspect. She is the fifth individual to tragically die in only a handful of months following deaths at numerous music festivals together with Lost Paradise, Defqon and Knockout Games.
Alex’s uncle Phil Clarke instructed Ten News First “Strong management isn’t at all times about sticking to an ideological determination or a place when there’s probably mountain proof or recommendation that possibly one thing else ought to be tried,” including “Strong management is making an attempt one thing totally different.” – some proof to notice was the successful pill testing trial last year at Groovin the Moo in Canberra, sufficient in order that it happy the ACT Chief Health Officer to again it.
Denise Doig, Alex’s grandmother additionally instructed Ten News First “I simply don’t need this to go, simply move by. I’d like this to have some legacy, and that’s to get these capsules examined,” going additional by saying “The cause I need the capsules examined is, we’re not stopping them from being on the market. including “Premier, please: can we’ve this capsule testing achieved. It’s such a small factor to do, it’s not exhausting. Let’s attempt to get it on the market.” earlier than lastly including “If it saves one life — one life is a life. And these are youngsters. In the information, they are saying ‘younger lady’; to me, she’s nonetheless a toddler.”
The Ross-King household and buddies be a part of a refrain of voices pushing for capsule testing together with;
Australian Medical Association
Royal Australasian College of Physicians
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
Former Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Palmer
ACT Chief Health Commissioner Dr Paul Kelly
Independent MP Doctor Keryn Phelps
NZ Police Commissioner Stuart Nash
Music occasion and pageant organisers
UK Festival organisers
Majority of younger folks and dwell music patrons based on latest polls
There is already a bunch known as STA-SAFE who will quickly rebrand to Pill-Testing Australia who are ready to work with festivals around Australia however solely when state governments change their views in direction of the scientific course of.
NSW Premiere Gladys Berejiklian went on Sunrise, an early morning TV program with an older demographic to argue her case however was met with Kochie and a shocking case for capsule testing when he outlined that testing removes a few of the risks and will save children lives, watch it under.
“You’re not listening, they’re children”@Kochie_Online takes on NSW Premier @GladysB over her dismissal of capsule testing, which specialists say will forestall drug deaths at music festivals. pic.twitter.com/a67EG4uHwR
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) January 13, 2019