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Consider helpline service regarding drug abuse: DB directs State
11/23/2017 10:26:33 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Nov 23: While hearing the PIL regarding the check on the drug menace and other evils in the Society, a division Bench of Jammu and Kashmir comprising of Justice Badar Durez Ahmed (Chief Justice) and Justice Sanjeev Kumar has directed the learned counsel for the State to submit a status report with regard to the implementation in respect of each of the measures outlined in the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
DB directed the state to file an affidavit indicating the extent of narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances seized, of each category, in the last ten years in whole of the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The affidavit shall also indicate as to which are the major routes of travel of the narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances into the State of J&K and within the State of J&K.
DB further directed that the affidavit should also indicate what measures have been taken by the State to inform the educational institutions to take up programs to create awareness about the menace of narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances, so that the students studying in these educational institutions themselves also keep away from such dangerous drugs and psychotropic substances.
DB observed that there is a massive increase in the supply and usage of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, which are meant only to be prescribed to patients by the Doctors. These drugs are in the form of capsules which are manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. The procedure for supplying these drugs to chemists is quite stringent under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and specific lot numbers etc. are indicated whenever the supply or distribution of these drugs is done. The question that arises is, has the State tried to verify the lots when such drugs are recovered from the unauthorized persons?
DB also directed the State to consider providing a Helpline Service with regard to reporting of any drug abuse etc.
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