Centre equipped with separate Female Counseling facility; DC terms it a milestone towards gender equality vis-a-vis rehabilitation of victims
BARAMULLA, FEBRUARY 14: In a significant move to provide the necessary counseling and the subsequent rehabilitation measures to the drug victims, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today inaugurated the first of its kind Drug De-addiction cum Rehabilitation centre established at Primary Health Centre Singhpora.
The centre, which is fully equipped with all required necessities and developed from the existing resources by the District Administration, shall provide proper treatment to the identified victims through a variety of counseling modules besides providing recreational and amusement amenities.
After inaugurating the centre, the DC inspected different sections and took first hand appraisal of facilities and amenities that have been facilitated in the centre. She emphasized upon the concerned authorities to ensure that best treatment facilities are provided through this centre so that result oriented outcomes are achieved.
Dr Syed Sehrish said that the centre will be a milestone towards gender equality and empowerment as separate counseling facility for females have been made available. She added that it was the need of the hour to establish Drug De-addiction & Rehabilitation Centre as it will facilitate the persons involved in drug addiction to get rid of this menace so that they can live a healthy, social and dignified life.
Reiterating upon its commitment to curb drug trafficking, the DC said that stringent measures are being taken to nip the menace from the bud and assured every possible action to dismantle the nexus of drug trafficking and peddling. She also urged the concerned stakeholders to play their part for its complete eradication.