Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   After Sarore and Lakhanpur, BJP’s another plaza gift to Jammu | Will Jammu get due share or discrimination again, this time? | In times of Covid-19 pandemic Foundation World School shows door to eight teachers | CUS students suffer as teachers go flip-flop on online classes! | Govt mulls to move Darbar creates apprehensions among moving employees | Open loot of green gold goes unabated in Rajouri during lockdown | Govt notifies rules for appointment to Class IV posts in J&K | JK sees tremendous jump in COVID-19 cases as 285 fresh cases reported, one more person dies | 4 persons tested positive for COVID-19; 1 from Leh, 3 form Kargil | Senior IAS officer tests negative for Covid-19 now | All Pvt Diagnostic centers and other clinics temporarily closed in B’la | Kashmir’s green party gives up | JK Domicile Rules: Win-Win for All | Maos’ open Palm and its five fingers | LADAKH: ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES | Munish Gupta asks government to step in & solve problems of residents | Low-income families get APL cards, left in lurch by CA&PD Deptt | Security forces neutralise one militant in Kalakote | RDD officials, Panchayat representatives prepare fictitious list of PMAY beneficiaries in Pouni | Katra’s business community eagerly awaits resumption of Vaishno Devi yatra | 24 including pregnant lady Corona positive cases reported in Udhampur | Spike in Covid-19 fresh positive cases; 63 reported, 464 active positive cases in north Kashmir | M Raju appointed Nodal Officer for Coordinating arrangements with MEA & MoCA | Wildlife Deptt removes Range Officer, constitutes committee to probe felling of trees in Achabal sanctuary | Hizbul’s cave hideout busted in Kishtwar forest belt | Month-long summer break from June 5 for Jammu Kashmir colleges | IGP Jammu reviews security, law & order situation | Despite new players, political process in J&K without traditional players is far fetched | Illusionary bonanza given to people by BJP led Govt: Kundal | JKCSNGEU demands continuation of “as is where is” arrangement for Move employees | JKPSA expresses concern over neglect of Jammu in framing education policy | SKUAST-TAJ sanitizes varsity’s main campus Chatha | No mechanism to address problems faced by people in J&K: Panchayat Conference chairman | NCP president accuses BJP of betraying with Jammu people | HC grants pre-arrest bail to then Tehsildar Nagrota | Court rejects bail of employee in assault case | Jr. Lab technician suspended for collecting sample of suspected Covid-19 patient at home | Terrorists attack police party in Kulgam, civilian injured | JK Govt extends last dates for paying electricity installments | COVID-19: J&K Govt evacuates 1,09,358 stranded residents | SAC meet should resolve issues of educated youth: Harsh Dev Singh | Lt Governor interacts with representatives of PRIs, ST/SC/OBC delegation | Youth Congress protests against privatisation of electricity | Samvedna felicitates officials of District Social Welfare Deptt | Uncertainty over opening of Darbar in Srinagar needs to be cleared: DBPS | Bhartiya Vidya Mandir High School Udhampur organizes online plantation drive | Resume work on WSS Khanter, Bassoni villages | Back Issues  
news details
JK becomes second state in India to adopt drug de-addiction policy
6/18/2019 10:40:20 PM
Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, June 18: Jammu & Kashmir has become the second state in the country to adopt the drug de-addiction policy. This was stated by Financial Commissioner Health & Medical Education department, Atal Duloo in a function here today.
Duloo said that Punjab is the other state that has adopted the drug de-addiction policy adding that the drug de-addiction policy of Jammu & Kashmir has many salient features. He said the different stake holders need to join hands so that the policy is implemented in letter and spirit.
The Financial Commissioner said that State Administrative Council (SAC) gave its nod for the implementation of drug de-addiction policy on January 4 this year. He said that over the past five months or so various milestones have been achieved with respect to implementation of the policy in the state.
Duloo said that the drug de-addiction policy has received appreciation at both the national as well as international levels. He said the policy would be presented by some students of Government Medical College, Srinagar at Royal College of Psychiatry, London next month.
The Financial Commissioner said that the Excise and Taxation department destroyed cannabis on 1700 kanals of land and poppy on 2400 kanals of land has been destroyed over the past five months by the concerned department. He said the drug department has also taken action againt hundreds of chemists who were found selling drugs without prescription.
Duloo said the government has successfully conducted workshops for creating awareness about the drug abuse in the state, which he said, has become 'silent killer'. Last year, the initiative of drug de-addiction policy took shape after Chief Secretary BVR Subramanayam took cognizance of the after media reported extensively about drug abuse, he added.
The policy was reviewed by experts from premier Institutions of AIIMS, PGI, NIMHANS, TISS, Directorate of Health Services, Government of India and also opinions were received from various civil society groups and the public in the state of J&K.
The policy was finalized on December 10, 2018 after incorporation of views and opinions from experts.
Head department Psychiatry Department Dr Maqbool said the Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (IMHANS) has successfully treated 12000 patients indulging in substance misuse from across Jammu and Kashmir in its two centers.
"Our de-addiction policy in comparison to other policies has thrust on demand reduction rather harm reduction," he said. He said the de-addiction policy is based on principles of prevention, integration, community participation and integral sectoral collaboration.
Principal GMC Srinagar, Dr. Kaisar Ahmad described the policy as breath of fresh air deviating from usual trend of medicalizing the whole issue without looking at social, legal and other aspects necessary to tackle the menace of substance.
The Social Welfare department has issued instructions for capacity building programmes and provided Grant in Aid to the NGOs working on Drug De-addiction. The social welfare department is constructing two Drug De-addiction Centres at Kulgam and Tral under Centre Sponsored Schemes which are expected to be functional in 2019-20.
The Government Medical College Jammu treated 369 patients for drug dependence and conducted 17 awareness programmes in Jammu region while as the SKIMS held an awareness program for general population and treated 64 patients.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center