Counselling centres against drug abuse to come up in Delhi

September 4th, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Counselling centres for the prevention of drug abuse would be opened in various parts of the capital, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said here Thursday.”The Delhi government would set up counselling centres to bring forceful awareness about prevention. It is better to prevent occurrence of any bad incident than cure it after it takes shape and grows gradually,” Dikshit said while inaugurating a day-long seminar on drug abuse prevention.

She said the administrative reforms department has already cleared the proposal for appointment of counsellors and it would take sometime to make such centres functional.

Dikshit called upon NGOs to come forward and put an end to menace of drug abuse, which is affecting the youth.

“There would be no dearth of funds for extending help to NGOs to enable them to substantially contribute in prevention of drug abuse,” said state Health and Social Welfare Minister Yoganand Shastri here.

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