Antioquia issues a yellow alert in the hospital sector due to an armed strike by the Clan del Gofo

“Oxygen shortages are expected, a fundamental element for health care, due to the suspension of the transport service,” said the Association of Personerías del Bajo Cauca.

The extradition of Dairo Úsuga David, alias Otoniel, from the United States has caused the narco-paramilitary group known as the Clan del Golfo leads an armed strike, registering violent actions in Antioquia, Atlántico, Bolívar, Cesar, Chocó, Córdoba, Magdalena and Sucre, with about 150 effects on the civilian population and public force.

Another of the serious consequences that it has caused is the shortage of medicines and the impossibility of transporting corpses and wounded to medical centers. For this reason, the Antioquia Ministry of Health decreed a yellow alert at the hospital level.

“Situations such as the impossibility of transporting corpses and people who require medical attention in different locations are addressed. Oxygen shortages are expected, a fundamental element for health care, due to the suspension of the transport service. The closure of gasoline stations prevents the supply of fuel to ambulances, making referrals impossible,” indicated the Association of Personerías of Bajo Cauca.

The Undersecretary for the Provision of Health Services of Antioquia, César Gómez, pointed out: “We make a call from the Antioquia Ministry of Health so that the medical mission is respected. The medical mission is understood as ambulances, clinics, hospitals, doctors, paramedics and patients so that they are outside the armed conflict”.

In order to have detailed information on the course of the armed actions in the Regulatory Centers for Urgencies, Emergencies and Disasters (CRUE), the Departmental Health Secretary will request two daily reports that notify the state of security. If a patient is presented who cannot be transferred due to armed hostilities, it must be notified so that the International Red Cross can intervene.

It is estimated that they go more than 60 vehicles (trucks, buses and motorcycles) burned by the hostilities of the Organized Armed Group. In El Bagre there were problems when transporting three patients, two of them maternal to Caucasia; In this regard, the governor of Antioquia, Aníbal Gaviria Correa, indicated that he will file a complaint with the UN for International Humanitarian Law that women would have been raped.

For its part, the Comprehensive Security Network indicated that preventive road closures will be carried out in the following departments:


San Onofre- Cartagena km 62 and Vía ▪️ Carreto – Cruz del viso is carried out ▪️ preventive closure of these sections


Vía Ciénaga – Rio Ariguaní km 97 hasta el municipio de Fundación.


Via Medellín – Atlantic Coast in the ▪️municipalities of Yarumal and Caucasia


Vía san Alberto – la mata km 4, Estadero Rafael sector

Vía Bosconia – river Ariguaní km 2, exit sector of Bosconia

Vía Bosconia – Ariguaní river km 20, Copey sector

Vía Bosconia – rio Ariguaní km 33, sector del puente rio Ariguaní

Vía Bosconia – Ariguaní river km 23, Copey sector

Vía Bosconia – Ariguaní river km 10, Copey toll sector

Vía pueblo nuevo – Valledupar km 114, los rubbers sector

Vía san Alberto – la mata km 40, Morrison toll sector


Vía Tolú – San Onofre km 1 (roundabout)

Via El bongo – Carmen de Bolívar km 25

Via El Bongo – Magangué km 0

Vía Coveñas – Tolú km 39 (Toll)


Vía Montería – Sincelejo sector la Ye km 52

Via Montería – Planeta Rica – Caucasia km 45 (Bascula)


Via Ciénaga – Rio Ariguaní – Tucurinca sector el ranchón


Via Puerto Berrio – Cisneros (toll) km 6

Via Puerto Araujo – La Lizama km 75 Cimitarra crossing


Via Quibdo – Pereira, pan-american union Corregimiento la Y

Vía Quibdo – Medellín Tutunendo Police Substation and El Siete Police Substation.


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