Warangal: Even as the State government launched an all-out war against the smuggling and consumption of ganja, Warangal Police have come forward to help the drug addicts. As a part of their efforts, they launched a special programme called ‘Nayi Kiran’, the holistic drug detoxification and de-addiction programme, in association with the local Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital and the ‘Bannu Arogyada Seva Society (BASS)’, a non-profit organisation, here on Monday to giving a new lease of life to the youth who have been addicted to drugs.
Commissioner of Police Tarun Joshi appealed to the people addicted to drugs to register their names by calling on 9491860824 to get help. “All the personal details of the victims will be kept confidential. They will be provided treatment by the psychiatrists from the MGM Hospital or through the qualified professionals at the de-addiction centre run by the Bannu organisation,”
“More than 150 cases of ganja smuggling or consumption were registered under the police commssionerate limits this year alone,” Dr Joshi said.
Stating that the screening of the addicts (victims) is done by a psychiatrist from the MGMH before their family members, Central Zone DCP K Pushpa Reddy said, “Some of them may be admitted to the hospital for long term treatment, while the others will get the counselling and help from the rehab centres. The treatment is provided completely free of cost,”
BASS chairman Dr Charanjit Reddy Veeramalla said that his organisation was focusing on health and education, particularly in rural areas of India, for the benefit of the vulnerable and marginalized sections of society.
“We strive to make positive and lasting contributions in areas associated with neglect and high risks. Our current focus is to provide special education to those with intellectual disabilities and to establish a secondary care hospital in a remote tribal region devoid of functional healthcare. Now, we are also focusing on the de-addiction of the drug abusers,” Dr Reddy added.
Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) state managing committee member EV Srinivas Rao and others were present at the programme.
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