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No takers of drug-de addiction policy in JK
11/30/2019 10:56:58 PM

Ishtiyaq Ahmad
Early Times Report
srinagar, Nov 30: All it seems that there are no takers for first ever drug de-addiction policy, which was framed last year as it is yet to be implemented in Jammu and Kashmir.
The 31-page draft document was framed by the Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (IMHANS) of the Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar in collaboration with the department of Psychiatry, SKIMS, and the J&K State AIDS Control Society last year.
Government on January 4, 2019 also accorded approval to the first ever drug de-addiction policy. However, the implementation part of the policy is still yet to see ray of the light even after over a year and four months have passed since its framing.
An official, who was associated with the framing of the policy, said that it is yet to be implemented.
"Nothing has been done for its implementation for last over a year. Authorities are not bothered to implement it for curbing drug abuse," the official said.
In March this year, the government also framed drug de-addiction centre monitoring committees. The committees were to suggest to make changes in the policy from time to time as may be deemed necessary; try to look for financial support for various de-addiction activities in the state. They were also directed to meet twice in a year, once each in Jammu and Srinagar, to monitor the implementation of the policy on ground.
Chief Secretary is the chairman of the JK level policy Implementation monitoring committee. While as Administrative Secretary of the Health and Medical Education Department is the chairman of the divisional level de-addiction centre monitoring committee.
"During these months, these committees have not held any deliberations for its implementation," the official added.
The policy provides a framework for interventions for reducing the prevalence substance abuse. The sanction to the policy was seen a first step for its effective implementation in long journey towards freeing Jammu and Kashmir from vicious cycle of drugs.
A senior official said that government was working for proper implementation of the drug de-addiction policy.
"For curbing on drug abuse, the policy has been government's main priority. Very soon, you will see a huge change on the ground once this is properly implemented," he said.
As per the policy, substance abuse be treated as a health issue rather than a criminal one. It calls for treatment of abuse in the geographical premises of a healthcare institute rather than a separate set-up, so that the message is put across boldly that drug-addiction is one of the problems that are provided treatment in healthcare ambit just like other diseases.
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