DC Kupwara chairs NCORD meeting. Emphasises to upscale Therapeutic Management, Proper Counseling of drug addicts

KUPWARA, APRIL 13:To review the progress made in order to curb drug abuse in Kupwara district, a meeting of District Level Committee of Narco Coordination (NCORD) was held today under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Dr.Doifode Sagar Dattatray at meeting hall of DC Office Complex, here. 
        At the outset, the DC reviewed various issues related to menace of drug addiction, its control and rehabilitation and areas of concern, it’s hot spots besides, measures undertaken to break the chain of drug peddling in the district to save youth from the ill effects of the drugs abuse. 
The Deputy Commisioner directed the concerned to devise a comprehensive plan to reach-out to the drug affected persons for their smooth rehabilitation and recovery.
Deputy Commisioner was apprised by the Chief Medical officer Kupwara that 243 new drug addict cases have been identified.With this the total number of drug addicts “identified” have reached to 443 in the district. It was informed that 119 counselling sessions of drug De- addiction were conducted in the district.
Review Meeting was informed that drug addicts are properly classified on the basis of their severity.
DC emphasised upon the concerned to upscale the therapeutic management and proper counseling of the drug addicts which can help the addicts to come out of the menace.
DC asked the concerned officers to conduct interaction with drug addicts in a friendly and cordial environment.
DC asked the Chief Education Officer Kupwara and Principals of degree colleges and higher secondary institutions to identify the drug addict suspects, organise awareness camps in educational institutions and make a schedule of awareness camps, seminars in educational institutions for sensitization of students about drug menace.
DC directed Drug controllers to get the CCTV cameras installed in all hospitals, medical stores of towns and peripheral areas and conduct periodic inspection of medical stores and check their licence.
Deputy Commisioner Kupwara also reiterated that adminstration is committed on controlling of Drugs in Kupwara district on priority basis.
DC asked Tehsildars and police to verify the property accumulated by drug peddlers and take steps to confiscate this property assembled with the help of drug peddling menace.

On the occasion, the DC stressed upon the Officers of all the line Departments including Enforcement agencies to ensure better coordination in enforcing greater deterrence to combat dangerous trade of drug-trafficking. He said that efforts with cooperation, coordination and collaboration are vital to contain the drug peddling and break the supply chain, besides taking stringent action against the drug peddlers involved in the hazardous trade of drugs.
DC asked the concerned officers to map the hot-spots of drug addiction on priority so that rehabilitation reaches to the affected persons directly.

The DC said in order to combat this rising societal problem, multi-pronged Rehabilitation, Counselling and Guidance policy is indispensable to be implemented on ground to monitor drug abuse and take remedial measures to curb the menace.
SP Handwara  Sheema Nabi, ADC Kupwara, Ghulam Nabi Bhat; CMO Kupwara, Dy. CEO Kupwara, DFO Kamraj, Tehsildars and other concerned officers  attended the meeting.