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Sikkim CM inaugurates Drug de-addiction cum rehabilitation centre

The project was completed in the month of July this year where more than 30 inmates both male and female are presently admitted for De-addiction and counseling.

Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang today inaugurated the state government’s first De-addiction cum rehabilitation center in the presence of Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court Biswanath Somadar and Executive Chairperson of Sikkim State Legal Services Authority Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai at Kitchudumra, 12 kilometers from Namchi district headquarters.

The construction and establishment of the de- Addiction cum Rehabilitation Centre together with Livelihood School at Kitchudumra in South Sikkim has been brought up at a project cost of Rs. 1753.18 Lakh.

Addressing the inaugural function, Chief Justice of Sikkim High Court Biswanath Somadar highlighted the menace of drug addiction and appreciated the State government’s efforts to address the issue.

Justice Somadar further said that the judiciary will support the State to address the issue in every possible way.

Justice Somadar also assured to provide health experts lend their support to provide better services to de-addiction from across the country.

The project was completed in the month of July this year where more than 30 inmates both male and female are presently admitted for De-addiction and counseling apart from a livelihood school for the inmates. The center will serve as a place wherein people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction would be brought, detoxified, rehabilitated, and taught livelihood skills in order to lead a better life.

The foundation stone for the center was laid by Justice Meenakshi Madan Rai, Executive Chairperson of Sikkim State Legal Services back in July 2018 and was completed under her guidance and steer.

The main components of the center include separate rooms for visiting doctors, and nurses, a retiring room, a pantry, store rooms, common rooms, and separate rooms for differently abled persons.

The rehabilitation center is a single structure covering an area of 4628 square feet which houses more than 30 inmates along with caretakers and other staff.

First Published: 12th August, 2022 18:14 IST

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