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CSFK-H welcomes decision of CS to formulate Drug de addiction policy

‘Need of hour is to have comprehensive policy framed by experts’


Srinagar, Aug 20 (KNS): Civil Society Forum Kashmir Health (CSFK-H) on Sunday welcomed the decision taken by the government to formulate draft De–addiction policy outlining comprehensive mechanism/ measures to deal with the menace of drug abuse in the state in an efficacious manner under the chair of Chief Secretary J&K state.
According to the statement issued to KNS, CSFK-H said that J&K State is suffering to a huge extend due to the Drug addiction problem.
“All the three provinces Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh are worst hit. The drug mafia is getting highly organized and penetrating into our society with every single passing day,” the CSFK-H said.
It said that on contrary, no comprehensive steps or measures were taken by the state government till date to control the menace of drug abuse in the society.
CSFK-H said that it is very much confident and positive that the decision taken by the CS to formulate the drug de addiction policy will help the state and society to counter the spread of drug abuse in J&K state.
“Need of an hour is to have a comprehensive policy framed by the experts of the subject and experienced from the ground realities of Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh in respect to drug addiction,” it added.
CSFK-H appealed CS to ensure meaningful honest and experienced people are part of the formulation Drug De-addiction policy.
They said that mass awareness should also be done to avoid further damage. “Rehabilitation centers on Scientific Lines. Dedicated wing of police and other enforcement bodies should be the basic frame work of the policy,” it added.
The statement added that J&K State is one of the worst hit states by drug addiction. “Cases of all ages have been reported by the Doctors. The most productive age group of any society is worst hit in J&K State. The government and the society needs to come together to save the social fabric from the evils of drug abuse,” it added. (KNS)