21 drug rehabilitation centres coming up in Punjab: Health Secy

Chandigarh, Sep 3 (PTI) Punjab government today said that 21 rehabilitation centres would be coming up in the state, which is facing drug menace, to bring drug addicts back to the mainstream of society.
“A total of 21 rehabilitation centres comprising of 50 beds each
are coming up in the state for which most of the staff has already
been recruited,” Punjab’s Health and Family Welfare Principal Secretary
Vini Mahajan said here.
These centres will play a major role in bringing drug addicts to
the mainstream. After de-addiction, the patients are shifted to these
centres where they are given vocational training along with an opportunity
for indoor and outdoor sports activities, Mahajan said.
Also de-addiction and rehabilitation societies have been constituted
in all districts of Punjab under the chairmanship of the concerned
Deputy Commissioners, she said.
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had earlier said that his government
was fighting a “war” on drug menace in the state