Kargil: District Magistrate Kargil, Shrikant Suse Thursday chaired meeting of the district-level committee under the Narco Coordination Centre mechanism outlining comprehensive measures to combat substance abuse in the district.
Superintendent of Police, Kargil, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Agriculture Officer, District Drug controller, DFO, officials from Education department and NCB Jammu attended the meeting.
SP Kargil Anayat Ali Chowdhary presented overall cases related to substance abuse and action being taken in terms of legal actions, Inter-districts/UTs coordination and awareness initiatives by Kargil police.
During the meeting, it was decided to formulate a tentative schedule for joint awareness camps in consisting Education, social welfare police and health departments.
He emphasised the importance of education in preventing drug abuse. The DC instructed to foster coordinated efforts from all stakeholders in spreading awareness among the community.
At the outset, Education Department briefed the DC about the recent initiatives taken by departments in terms of awareness clubs to which the DC instructed formation of these clubs in every private schools also across the district, aligning with the objective of substance free environment within educational institutions.
The DC directed the Drug Officer to conduct thorough market checks on regular basis in close collaboration with the police to monitor practice of sell of notified medicines without prescriptions.
It was decided in meeting that joint committee consisting ADC Kargil, CMO Kargil and PWD Kargil shall ensure that Drug De-Addiction Centre is functional as earliest.
- February 25, 2024