Just 3% women addicts in Punjab enrolled for treatment, says Health Dept : The Tribune India

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Vishav Bharti

Chandigarh, April 24

The existence of common drug habit amongst girls emerged as a massive worry in the to start with presentation by the Health and fitness Department right before the Main Minister.

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CM Bhagwant Mann expresses concern

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  • Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, also, expressed problem with regards to the minimal enrolment of females for deaddiction
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  • He requested the section to open up independent counters for gals at all Outpatient Opioid Assisted Procedure clinics
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  • Apart from that, it was determined to open up 400 new OOAT clinics covering all major overall health centres of the point out
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The resources unveiled that a senior police officer reported though the quantity of women of all ages addicts in Punjab was substantially bigger, just 3 per cent experienced been enrolled for cure.

Even the CM expressed problem about the small enrolment of females for deaddiction. He asked the Health Department to open different counters for women at all Outpatient Opioid Assisted Therapy (OOAT) clinics.

Aside from that it was made the decision to open 400 new OOAT clinics masking all key health and fitness centres of the condition. The conference talked over the will need for receiving all clinics geo-tagged so a person could test availability of rehabilitation centres in the vicinity.

To look at dominance of only a handful of gamers, it was resolved that all non-public practitioners may be permitted to prescribe deaddiction medicines.

It was also decided that all MLAs ought to be briefed about the deaddiction programme to make certain a lot more neighborhood participation in the travel.

According to resources, the division mentioned till date 241 women of all ages (189 in Kapurthala and 52 in Phagwara) who employed medications, experienced been registered in the programme. Amongst them, 81 women of all ages — 66 in Kapurthala and 15 in Phagwara — have been referred to OOAT clinics for treatment. About 46 have been admitted to Navkiran Kendras.

Sharing knowledge, the division reported HIV checks on 230 females had been performed. Of the complete, 16 were being discovered to be HIV reactive.

One more stunning revelation was that 50 females ended up identified to be Hepatitis C reactive and their treatment method begun in their respective districts.

Growth of wellness services was also discussed at the conference. Much more facilities this kind of as sub-divisional hospitals would be created and all current districts hospitals would be expanded. Freshly pass-out MBBS medical professionals would be employed by the office all through their internship to assure availability of enough medical doctors in the point out.

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