Addiction Treatment Facility(ATF) inaugurated in Srinagar(via virtual mode) under Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan

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ATF centres will prove beneficial in eradicating the menace of drug abuse from society and help make Prime Minister’s dream of drug free nation a reality: Dr Virendra Kumar

SRINAGAR FEBRUARY 09:- In order to strengthen the drug de-addiction mechanism in Srinagar, an Addiction Treatment Facility(ATF) Centre under Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan was inaugurated at JVC, SKIMS Medical College Hospital Bemina here on Thursday.

The Addiction Treatment Facility was inaugurated by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr Virendra Kumar through virtual mode in presence of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad.

Principal SKIMS Medical College Bemina, Prof. Irfan Robbani, Medical Superintendent, Dr Shafa Deva, SP Headquarter Srinagar, Arif Amin, HOD Psychiatry and Nodal Officer ATF SKIMS BEMINA Prof. Abdul Majid, Deputy Nodal Officer Dr Nizam-ud-din and Officers and Staff of ATF SKIMS Medical College Bemina were also present on the occasion.

After dedicating ATF to the public, the Union Minister Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Virendra Kumar in his address through virtual mode said that these ATF centres will prove beneficial in eradicating the menace of drug abuse from the society and help make the dream of drug free nation a reality. He said, public participation will play a crucial role towards this cause.

The Minister said, the nation will only be prosperous when it is free of drug abuse.

Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar said that the objective of this ATF is to bridge the gap between drug abuse victims and the treatment facility dedicated for them.

While interacting with the staff of ATF, the DC emphasised upon the Doctors and other Paramedical staff to take the job as a noble task and treat the affected people with patience and dedication.

The DC further said elimination of drug menace from society is top priority of the Government and to combat this rising societal problem, multi-pronged rehabilitation, counselling and guidance policy is being implemented on ground to monitor drug abuse and take remedial measures to curb the menace.

He also sought cooperation from the families particularly from parents to overcome the menace among the youth which also leads to other social evils and crimes. He said parents have an important role to keep the youngsters away from the use of drugs and also the family support for the affected people could lead them towards normal life.


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