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De-addiction centre shut 5 yrs ago, website not updated

india Updated: May 15, 2011 00:44 IST
Divya Sethi
Divya Sethi
Hindustan Times
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The drug de-addiction centre run by the Child Development Council was shut down five years ago. But the website of the district administration,, shows the centre is still being run in Civil Lines.

As per the data on the website, the district child welfare council is running a de-addiction centre for addicts at Bal Udhyan, Civil Lines.

The website states that it is a 15-bed facility, and the budget is Rs 7.56 lakh of which Rs 6.80 lakh comes from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. But the reason why the centre was shut down in 2006 was because the funds were never released.

According to the website, 12 patients were treated at the de-addiction centre in 2006. The department then wrote several letters to get funds but in vain.

“I have no clue what the website shows. We were compelled to shut down the centre because we never got the funds.

At the time of closing down we had 12 patients,” said Sajjan Singh, district child welfare officer.

Deputy commissioner PC Meena said, “The centre was shut but our department still helps people and gets them enrolled with NGOs that work independently.” On why the website still shows ‘wrong information’, Meena said, “We never changed that because we are assisting the cases.”