Health institutions to pledge against drug abuse
This was revealed by Vini Mahajan, principal secretary of health and family welfare, Punjab. She reviewed various arrangements for the event during a meeting with officers of the health department. While emphasizing on various initiatives that have been taken by the department for de-addiction of affected people, she stated that the numbers of de-addiction centres in Punjab will soon increase to 31. She added that nine new de-addiction centres are being opened by the government, apart from the 22 de-addiction centres already functioning in the state. At least one psychiatrist has been provided in all districts by the department to smoothly run these centres.