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9th NCORD meeting: DC B’la calls for Zero Tolerance against perpetrators of Drug Abuse

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Asks officers to adopt coordinated approach to make B’la free from drug menace

BARAMULLA: The 9th meeting of the District Level Committee of Narcotics Coordination (NCORD) was Monday held at Dak Bungalow Baramulla here under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar.

The meeting took appraisal of the action taken by the concerned departments with regard to control measures to overcome drug menace in the district.

It also discussed threadbare the incidences of drug addiction, areas of concern, age group of addicts, hot spots of drug abuse and status of drug rehabilitation centre in Baramulla district.

During the meeting, Dr Sehrish called for zero tolerance against perpetrators of drug abuse in the district and issued directions to the concerned officers to ensure blanket ban on the sale of tobacco within 200 meter radius of all educational institutions across the district.

The DC further said that collective efforts are needed to curb the drug menace and all stakeholders shall have to work in tandem to enhance the rehabilitation of persons involved in drug abuse.

Dr Sehrish also exhorted upon the Youth Services and Sports Department to ensure the involvement and engagement of youth clubs in various activities meant to help in eradication of the drug menace.

Dr Sehrish emphasised on conducting awareness camps in schools and colleges on mass scale to sensitize the youth about hazards and ill effects of consuming drugs.

Meanwhile, the chair was informed that 8 medical shops have been sealed in the district violating the guidelines of the government besides 170 Kanal poppy cultivation have been destroyed and 58 FIRs lodged against the culprits during the last drug De-addiction drives.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla/ Sopore, Principal Government Medical College Baramulla, Programme Officer ICDS, SDM’s and other functionaries of concerned departments were present in the meeting.

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