Assam: CM Sarma Pushes For Drugs Rehabilitation Policy

Assam: CM Sarma Pushes For Drugs Rehabilitation Policy

Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday informed that a Drug Rehabilitation Policy will be soon in place for the implementation of various rehabilitation measures.

The Chief Minister held a meeting with representatives of State-Level Coordinating Agency (SLCA), Drug Prevention, Assam and from various private rehabilitation centres.

Dr. Sarma advocated for a drugs rehabilitation policy for the state and asked the Health and Social Welfare department to prepare a draft of the same.

Taking to his Twitter CM Sarma wrote, "Assam Against Drugs Even as we step up our fight against drugs, & tighten the grip around perpetrators of this crime, there is a need to look ahead. At a meeting today, I have asked for the drafting of a Drug Rehabilitation Policy in consultation with various experts & stakeholders".

"In a meeting with State Level Coordinating Agency (SLCA), Drug Prevention, Assam as well as representatives from various private rehabilitation centres, I emphasized the need to take a scientific approach to ensure that rehabilitated persons do not fall back into the habit," he tweeted.

"Along with ensuring right protocols for drug de-addiction centres and their supervision by experts, I also advised officials to work on proper registration of rehab centres. The Health & Social Welfare Department has been advised to give the draft policy on priority," he further added.

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