SKIMS, new Medical Colleges to get de-addiction centres
Srinagar: In order to address the issue of substance abuse and its prevention, SKIMS Medical College, Bemina and up-coming District Medical Colleges are set to have Drug de-addiction centres.
The upcoming Drug de-addiction centres, are going to have both out-patient and in-patient facilities
In order to provide training to the staff that will be engaged at these centres, the centres will be working in coordination with Nodal centres (GMC, Srinagar in providing training, official documents on the Draft Policy for Drug De-Addiction for the state of J&K reveal.
These centres, the policy states, will not only treat the individuals with substance abuse, but they will also be tasked to conduct research and “help in dissemination of that research to develop better de-addiction services.”
Moreover, enhancement, in terms of manpower, of de-addiction treatment services in all district hospitals is also on cards.
“Enhancement of de-addiction treatment services in all district hospitals having a psychiatrist and providing manpower to the psychiatrist through District Mental Health Programme for running the de-addiction services efficiently,” is also being planned, reveal the documents.
The Up-gradation of existing de-addiction centres at GMC, Srinagar and Jammu in terms of infrastructure and manpower is also expected in order to implement the policy which is under consideration.