Drugs de-addiction centres in all HP district hospitals, CCTVs for drug mafia
Himachal to set Drug de-addiction centers in all district hospitals in the State, would install CCTV cameras at conspicuous locations to check the increasing tendency of drug abuse among youth and increasing drug-mafias
Shimla-Drug de-addiction centres will be opened in all district hospitals in Himachal Pradesh to check the increasing tendency of drug abuse among youths in the state, a state minister said today.
Replying to discussion on increasing drug misuse initiated by BJP leader Mohinder Singh in Vidhan Sabha, Excise and Taxation Minister Prakash Chawdhary said the government would be taking slew of measures to regulate supply of narcotic drugs. The minister said that an awareness campaign has also been started to eradicate this social evil.
He said the doctors would check drug users in every district hospital in the OPD and Drug Addiction centres and nurses were also being train to tackle such cases.
As many as 1,172 cases were booked under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act in last three years while government was keeping a close vigil on the sale and purchase of psychotropic substances and Narcotic drugs in the state. He said that department officials were conducting several raids to seize such illicit substance and 30,957 psychotropic capsules and tablets had already been seized upto February 28, 2013.
The government is cancelling the licenses of those chemists who have been found indulging in illegal sale of such drugs to youths, Chawdhary said. In order to keep the tab on the drug and charas mafia, government would also install the CCTV camera at conspicuous locations and crowded places. PTI