Chandigarh, May 11: Punjab is all set to get its first government-run women drug de-addiction centre in the state. The 15-bedded centre, which is likely to become operational by next month, will come up in Kapurthala district.
Sources in the government said the aim to setup the centre is to provide women addicts a “friendly environment”, while giving them “comprehensive treatment.”
Currently, no government facility exists in the state which is meant exclusively for women drug addicts. Officials said that the centre would admit patients like just like any other drug de-addiction centre which are operational in the state.
The health official added that “till now, the focus has remained on providing various treatment options for men”, and no treatment centre had been established for women, but this new facility was set to provide much “required relief to the women addicts in the state”.
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