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Badal reiterates govt's resolve to make Punjab 'drug free state

punjab Updated: Aug 19, 2014 07:55 IST
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Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday reiterated his government's determination to root out the menace of drugs from Punjab and make it a "drug free state".
His tall claim came during a visit to Swami Vivekanand De-addiction Centre at Government Medical College (GMC) here.

Badal was accompanied by revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, police commissioner Jatinder Singh Aulakh and deputy commissioner Ravi Bhagat.

Interacting with mediapersons on the sidelines of the function, he claimed that the drive against drugs had yielded positive results. "With the Punjab police having succeeded in nabbing a number of drug traffickers, many drug supply lines have been snapped," said Badal.

The chief minister also interacted with patients at the de-addiction centre and inquired about their health and various facilities being provided to them. He assured that there would be no shortage of medicines at the de-addiction centres across the state.

"We will spend the required money to make Punjab a drug free state," he added.

He announced that besides de-addiction centres, the government would be establishing 22 rehabilitation centres for the addicts and one such centre would be located here.