SHRC Chairman Visits DDC, PCR Kashmir

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SRINAGAR — State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) J&K Chair­man Justice Bilal Nazki paid visit to Police Drug De-addiction and Re­habilitation Centre, PCR Kashmir.

Justice Nazki went around re­viewing the facilities being provid­ed at DDC Srinagar.

He was briefed about the func­tioning of the Centre and maintain­ing of OPD and IPD facility at DDC by a team of dedicated professionals.

Justice Nazki interacted with the patients particularly those who were addicted to heroin and expressed his surprise at the rising trend of drug abusers especially heroine in the valley which is very expensive.

Pertinent to mention that heroin is an expensive drug, that costs about Rs 3000/- to Rs 3500/- per gram. Usu­ally patients from affluent back­grounds can afford to buy a drug like heroine but the patients from lower economic strata resort to theft and other criminal activities to finance their odd habit of consuming heroine.

Justice Bilal Nazki suggested that treatment cost at Rehabilitation Centre for economically weaker sec­tions needs to be sponsored. He said that it is extremely unfortunate that girls have also started abusing high­er order drugs. Besides, no such Re­habilitation facilities are available for them which is the need of hour.

 

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