Spl training for de-addiction, rehabilitation centres held. Punjab government has organised second phase of special training programe for the Medical Officers deputed at de-addiction and rehabilitation centres of the state. Disclosing this here on Sunday, Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra said that to provide standardized and paramount treatment facilities to the patients suffering from drug-addiction at the nearest possible distance in all districts of the state, the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab has commenced a three months hand holding training for General Duty Medical Officers (GDMOs). He said that after undergoing three months training as per provision in ‘The Punjab Substance use disorder treatment and counseling and rehabilitation centres rules 2011’, trained Medical Officer will be capable of handling indoor admissions in a de-addiction center under the supervision of a psychiatrist.Mohindra said that after the completion of three months training programme, more than 50 Medical Officers would provide the all health care and treatment services to the patients at the de-addiction and rehabilitations centres. He said that keeping the view, to provide training for OPD-based treatment for drug-addiction, training is being provided at ‘Government Medical College Amritsar’ by Department of Psychiatry in collaboration with Punjab State AIDS Control Society (PSACS).He said that health department has five master trainers who are providing this training at state level. He said that till now, medical and paramedical staff from district level, nine central jails, district Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Moga and Ferozepur has been trained by the master trainers. Mohindra said that under the progressive leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh, state government has taken the concrete decisions concerning to drug-abuse.
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