The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has started fighting drug addiction in a big way. Drug peddlers are booked under PSA, while the victims are treated in the de-addiction centers set up by the government.
Recently Deputy Commissioner Srinagar visited Addiction Treatment Facility(ATF) at JVC, Bemina to take stock of the functioning of the Centre and facilities being provided to the visiting drug affected persons.
He was given a detailed description about the operation of the centre by Medical Superintendent JVC, Dr Shifa and HoD Department of Psychiatry, Dr Abdul Majid.
While interacting with the staff of ATF, the DC emphasised upon the Doctors and other Paramedical staff to take the job as a noble task and treat the affected people with patience and dedication.
He was informed that as many as 1500 patients have been given treatment at the Center.
He inspected the ongoing work on the new Psychiatry block of the JVC Bemina and emphasised on its time bound completion.
At the Drug De-Addiction Centre SMHS Hospital, the DC stock of the facilities and mechanisms adopted by the authorities for the treatment, counseling and rehabilitation of the drug affected persons. He said elimination of drug menace from society is top priority of the Government and to combat this rising societal problem, multi-pronged rehabilitation, counselling and guidance policy is being implemented on ground to monitor drug abuse and take remedial measures to curb the menace.