SRINAGAR :- The Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad here on Wednesday undertook a visit to Govt Psychiatric Diseases Hospital, Kathi Darwaza and Drug De-Addiction Centre at SMHS Hospital to oversee the facilities being provided to the victims of Drug Abuse.
During the visit, the DC was accompanied by Chief Planning Officer, Mohammad Yaseen Lone, Principal ITI, Bagh-i-Dilawar Khan, Anisa Parvez Principal ITI, Bemina, Dr Shafaqat Principal Govt. Polytechnic College, Imiyaz Ahmad, Gogji Bagh, Project Manager, JKPCC, Sajad Ahmad, Incharge Drug De-Addiction Centre, GMC Srinagar, Dr Yasir Rather , Medical Superintendent, Govt Psychiatric Hospital, Dr Aijaz, Nodal Officer, Dr Arshid and other concerned.
At new building of IMHANS (Govt Psychiatric diseases Hospital) , Kathi Darwaza, the Deputy Commissioner took a detailed round of the Hospital and inspected various units of facilities including Indoor Patient Wards, Brain Stimulation Centre, Diagnostic Centres, Counselling Centre, Telemans Monitoring Cell, Clinical Psychology Lab etc and inspected the facilities being extended to the patients.
On the occasion, the DC was given first hand appraisal about the routine functioning of Hospital and treatment facilities being extended to the patients.
The DC also took stock of the measures being taken for development of Skill Development and Rehabilitation Centre for Youth affected from Drug addiction for their reintegration in society.
While inspecting the Centre being created in the Hospital, the DC asked concerned to prepare a DPR (Detailed Project Report) within 2 days for undertaking necessary additional infrastructure development works in the proposed Skill Development Centre for Rehabilitation of Youth affected from Drug Abuse.
The DC asked the concerned to take all required steps on the State of Art pattern to make all sections including Library, Computer Lab of Skill Development Centre functional and incorporate facilities like Interactive Touch Penal, Portable Mic System, other electronic gadgets etc at the Centre.
Similarly, the DC asked the members of District Skill Committee including Principals of ITI, Bagh-I-Dilawar Khan, ITI, Bemina and Polytechnic College Gogji Bagh to design some short skill development courses for youth affected from drug abuse so that they are imparted trainings relate to different market oriented trades which will enable the youth to get maximum skilling opportunities and enhanced job opportunities/ placement so that they earn their livelihood with dignity and honour.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner also asked the JKPCC authorities to formally hand over the new hospital building to the management of Govt Psychiatric diseases Hospital with commitment that balance works of the project shall be completed in one month’s time.
Later, the DC also visited the Drug De-Addiction Centre at SMHS Hospital. He was apprised that the centre acts as an integrated centre where affected youth are being treated, counselled and enabled to mainstream again in their lives.
On the occasion, the DC interacted with several inmates admitted in the Drug De-Addiction Centres and sought their views about the treatment facilities and counselling being given to them. The patients apprised the DC that they are being given satisfactory treatment at the centres.
The DC also emphasised upon the Doctors and other paramedical staff to take the job as a noble task and treat the affected people with patience and dedication. He said youth are our precious asset and every step would be taken to use their energies in a positive way. He said by availing the benefits through different self-employment schemes they can earn livelihood with dignity & honour and will also help in their reintegration in society and prevent any relapses in them in future.
The DC further said to combat this rising societal problem, multi-pronged rehabilitation, counselling, skill development and guidance policy is being implemented on ground to monitor drug abuse and take remedial measures to curb the menace. The DC sought cooperation from the families particularly from parents to overcome the menace among the youth which also leads to other social evils & crimes.