Implement drug policy in letter and spirit: CSF
WELCOMES ITS APPROVAL BY CABINET
Srinagar, Jan 12: Welcoming the government decision regarding approval of the maiden drug policy for Jammu and Kashmir, the Civil Society Forum Kashmir today called for its implementation in letter and spirit across the State.
The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of state cabinet which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah.
In a statement, CSFK secretary general, Umar Shafi Trumboo said, by approving the policy, the government had taken a major step towards the fight against misuse of drugs. "Though we are yet to see the real contents of the policy, but the step taken by the government is in a right direction" he said, adding, CSFK had contributed its bit in sanitizing various sections in the government in order to have an effective drug policy.
"Government was kind enough to listen to us and remove certain apprehensions and we hope that most of our suggestions must have found a placed in the policy approved by the Cabinet". He said, it was important to take effective steps to see that the policy is implemented in letter and spirit so that the goal, to put an end to drug menace is achieved. "A lot more needs to be done".
"This is a step towards the betterment of the health scenario of the state. A strong implementation of the Drug Policy will address the problems faced by the common man and check the misuse of the system" he said adding "We appreciate everyone who gave us a patient hearing on the concerns raised by us. Among these noteworthy to mention are Governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister J Omar Abdullah, Minister for Health and Horticulture Sham Lal Sharma, Minister for Law and Parliamentary affairs Ali Mohammad Sagar, Minister for Medical Education, Youth Service and Sports, R S Chib, Legislators of various parties, Commissioner /Secretary Health, G. A. Peer, Commissioner/Secretary Mohammad Sayeed Khan. "Once again we thank everyone who has played a part in making sure that a strong Drug Policy is brought in".
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