Drug de-addiction centre in Moga, a successful entity
The drug de-addiction centre established at Janer village under Dharamkot sub-division has become a refuge for drug addicts willing to bid goodbye to the menace.Updated: Nov 19, 2014 21:09 IST
The drug de-addiction centre established at Janer village under Dharamkot sub-division has become a refuge for drug addicts willing to bid goodbye to the menace.
According to information available, since its inception in 1999, 4,992 patients have successfully given up the habit and have gone back to their mainstream life.
Addressing a meeting of senior officials on Wednesday, Moga deputy commissioner Parminder Singh Gill said 10,082 patients had registered at the centre till Wednesday out of which, 4,992 patients had kicked the habit.
He added that the centre had a library, gymnasium and cricketing gear.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had made a visit to the centre in July to monitor the infrastructure to combat drug addiction.
During this visit, he had announced converting the centre into a 50-bed rehabilitation centre and all the necessary approvals had been granted for the same.
Gill also quoted instances of reformed drug addicts who were persuading others at the centre to give up the addiction.
According to senior officials of the Janer centre, several social and religious organisations have approached the centre to admit more drug addicts and their registration was underway.
"We will provide all facilities to the patients. We have issued an appeal to social workers to come forward and help the administration," said the deputy commissioner.
First Published: Nov 19, 2014 20:23 IST