Hold fresh survey to identify youth requiring treatment for drugs abuse-DC Barnala
Jasbir Kapoor/ royalpatiala.in/ Barnala
To carry out the Drug Abuse and Prevention Officer (DAPO) programme effectively in Barnala district, Deputy Commissioner Barnala Tej Partap Singh Phoolka has directed Guardians of Governance (GoGs) to identify the drug addicts from their respective villages to sensitize them for proper treatment. DC has also asked the health department officials to prepare the village wise lists of patients who have not completed the drug de-addiction treatment from OOAT centres and Drug De-addiction centres.
Phoolka said, “Now, it the time to recheck the lists prepared by the police with the help of other sources about the drug addicts and drug dealers and crack down heavily on the menace. We have divided the district in various clusters in which the concerned nodal officer will keep the tab on addicts to ensure their proper treatment in de-addiction centers and OOAT clinics being run by the Punjab Government.” The police department officials have also directed to act tough against the drug suppliers to ensure zero availability of drugs in the district, he added.
Deputy Commissioner, while lauding the efforts GoGs, said that apart from their basic job, the GoGs had also actively participating in the DAPO in the past to eradicate drug menace from their respective villages.
Phoolka said that if the GOGs notice any misdoing or negligence in their respective area in other government schemes or development works, the same should be reported to the concerned SDM or directly to Deputy Commissioner’s Office. He added that every possible help from the district administrative officials would be extended to the GOGs for the betterment of residents of Barnala.
On this occasion, SSP Harjit Singh, ADC Ruhee Dugg, SDM Sandeep Kumar, Assistant Commissioner Dr. Karamjit Singh, SP Sukhdev Singh Virk, GoGs Incharge Retd. Colonel Labh Singh, all DSPs and SHOs among officers from various departments including all GOGs were also present.