Punjab | Here’s What Government is Doing to Eradicate Drug Menace

Once called the land that has produced legendary Flying Sikh like Milkha Singh is now Udta Punjab due to wrong reasons. The Punjab state is now under the scanner of different anti-narcotics agencies from across the world to get hold of the drug mongers.

Perhaps, that is why the newly formed state government seems to have pulled up its socks to curb down the menace of drug racket in the state. The Punjab’s Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh has joined hands with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and has already enforced a special unit for the cause.

What will IMA do to curb down the drug menace in Punjab

IMA has planned out the program of complete eradication of drug use in Punjab along with setting up of de- addiction and rehabilitation centres for those who are already afflicted. As published in The Times of India, the IMA official is in talks with the Cabinet Minister for Health, Brahm Mohindra and has handed over him a comprehensive program strategy for the same.

IMA de-addiction program of Punjab comprises of 

  • Working towards law enforcement that will hinder drug peddling.
  • Setting up of more counseling and de-addiction centres for drug abuse patients where doctors will provide care to them.
  • Sending the drug addicts to rehabilitatio once they complete the de-addiction course.
  • Voluntary help to the government to conduct awareness programs at schools, colleges and at general public places.
  • To set up a network of Psychiatrists and trained doctors to treat patients of drug abuse who can volunteer in the program.

Partners in drug eradication programs in Punjab

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences of Faridkot and other similar institutes from other parts of Punjab will be invited to join the cause. The state government along with IMA will pursue educational and medical training institutes to enhance their curriculum for medical studies so that they can produce more and more trained professionals who can treat the drug abusers.

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