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Rights panel calls for separate rehab centres for kids

Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, April 28

With over 500 youngsters attending de-addiction companies throughout 17 districts of Haryana in 2020, the Haryana State Fee for Safety of Little one Rights (HSCPCR) has known as for the establishing of separate drug de-addiction centres for teenagers.

The Fee has compiled a “Drug De-addiction Centres’ Knowledge Report 2021” the place it got here out {that a} whole of 537 youngsters had been handled at 41 rehabilitation centres in 17 districts of the state in 2020. A complete of 215 attended OPD, 268 took counselling and 54 required admission on the in-patient degree.

5 districts proposed

Based mostly on the findings of the Drug De-addiction Centres’ Knowledge Report 2021, the HSCPCR has beneficial 5 districts for establishing of centres, together with Rohtak, Gurugram, Panipat or Sonepat, Panchkula and Sirsa or Fatehabad.

Hisar reported the utmost instances (122), adopted by 110 in Rohtak and 102 in Panchkula. Additionally, 171 male and 60 feminine youngsters have been attending OPD in these centres on a mean in a month.

For the survey, the Fee had despatched out an in depth questionnaire to the de-addiction centres. The report pointed that whereas almost all of the centres noticed an influx of kid sufferers, most attended OPD or took counselling.

Solely a handful of centres noticed youngsters being admitted on the in-patient degree. The report added it could be because of the lack of willingness of fogeys or lack of specialized employees or amenities for permitting youngsters at in-patient degree, significantly in the course of the early phases of the dependancy.

HSCPCR chairperson Jyoti Bainda, stated, “The kids want particular psychological care and mixing with grownup sufferers at normal de-addiction centres might be counterproductive. The specialised centres should be established with a spotlight not solely on present therapy, but additionally to prioritise training and vocational rehabilitation.”

In a letter to the Social Justice and Empowerment Division, dated April 22, she stated, “If potential, a separate helpline quantity must be began the place youngsters can name and search assist in the event that they don’t really feel comfy speaking to anybody round them.”

“The capability of general well being system significantly psychological well being companies must be enhanced for tackling drug de-addiction in youngsters. Specialised rehab centres for youngsters must be opened however in a hub-and-spoke mannequin. One or two huge institutes may monitor and prepare smaller amenities. There must be a series referral system,” stated Prof Atul Ambedkar, Nationwide Drug Dependence Therapy Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi.

The State Drug Dependence Therapy Centre at Rohtak alone catered to 108 youngsters final 12 months, together with 52 in OPD, 52 for counselling and 4 had been in-patients. On substance use, it reported heroin or smack together with hashish because the generally used medicine.

At Ankush Basis, Hisar, 86 youngsters attended rehab companies with 32 in OPD, 43 took counselling and 11 required admissions. It reported heroin, inhalants and hashish as generally used medicine.

The replies from the centres mirrored that in addition to smoking and cannabinoids, youngsters additionally fell prey to correction fluid and polish thinners, identified the report.

Earlier, the Nationwide Survey on Extent and Sample of Substance Use in India 2019, carried out by the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, additionally identified that the variety of youngsters who need assistance for inhalant use is the fifth-highest in Haryana.

Bainda has additionally written to Chief Secretary for implementing Sections 77 and 78 of Juvenile Justice (Care and Safety of Youngsters) Act, 2015 in drug peddling instances involving youngsters. She complained that the instances had been being filed solely underneath the NDPS Act whereas there have been particular legal guidelines for giving liquor, narcotics or psychotropic substance to youngsters or utilizing them as peddlers and suppliers.

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