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New hospital for drug addicts opens in Parwan

New hospital for drug addicts opens in Parwan

Jan 22, 2017 - 20:22

CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Construction work on a 50-bed rehabilitation hospital for drug addicts was completed on Sunday in central Parwan province, home to some 15,000 addicts.

Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz, who attended the hospital’s inauguration ceremony here, said besides treatment of addicts, they would be provided counseling services as well to help them quit the addiction habit.

He said like other provinces drug mafia groups were active in Parwan as well and the number of addicts would increase if the issue of drugs was not addressed.

Doctors at the new hospital said treatment of an addict would take six months to fully recover.

Governor Mohammad Asim Asim urged people to help addicts quit consuming drugs. He vowed to harshly punish drug peddlers, who he said used children in their business.