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6,453 drug addiction cases registered in 2018

6,453 drug habit instances registered in 2018

Dr Mahmood bin Zahir al Abri, senior marketing consultant and National Committee for Narcotics & Psychotropic Substances Affairs (NCNPSA) rapporteur stated 6,453 instances had been registered with the National Registry for Addiction.

He was talking on the opening of the Addiction Treatment & Rehabilitation Centre in Sohar on Wednesday. The development of the centre was funded by Jusoor Foundation. He confused that the rehabilitation centre shall be a big addition to the well being and social providers sector within the nation. “North Batinah governorate ranked second with 15 per cent of the total number of the cases registered. This number represents only the cases that are seeking treatment and does not reflect the real problem of drug addiction and abuse in the sultanate,” Dr Mahmood stated.

H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Obaid al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, identified that the brand new centre, which was arrange in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Sohar Municipality and Jusoor Foundation, shall be a specialised centre for rehabilitating and treating drug addicts within the governorate. Omar Mohammed al Abri, appearing govt supervisor at Jusoor identified that the organisation recognises the significance of actual partnership of the federal government and personal sectors and the civil society.

Omar added that the centre was constructed by Jusoor and the Founding Companies (Orpic, Vale and Sohar Aluminium) at a price of RO1,611,000 on an space of 39,687sq m. He stated that the centre has a capability to accommodate 2,393 drug addicts yearly. It is supplied with deaddiction clinics, two restoration items with 40 beds and an administration constructing.

The centre will present providers to sufferers not simply from North Batinah but additionally from governorates similar to South Batinah, Dhahirah and Buraimi.

The centre has many buildings and items together with admission items with a capability of 60 beneficiaries in three buildings, psychological counselling constructing, coaching and improvement rooms, a constructing for skilled and craft coaching, and a prayer room with a capability of 100 individuals. It additionally has different services like three-storeyed outpatient clinics, administration constructing, upkeep and providers constructing and sports activities services.

The opening ceremony of the centre was held within the presence of H E Sheikh Muhanna bin Saif al Lamki, Governor of North Batinah.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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