Though free treatment of drug addicts is being done in de-addiction centres across the state, but Dr Inderjeet Singh, running D N Kotnis Acupuncture hospital at Salem Tabri in a letter written to the health minister Surjit Kumar Jayani said that they should follow an integrated approach in treating the patients.
He suggested that apart from allopathy even homeopathy and acupuncture should also be added in the line of treatment. Dr Inderjeet said, “At the moment treatment in Government’s de-addiction centres’ is being done through allopathy only which does not only takes more time to get cured but is also costly.
He told the health minister that he had been following integrated approach in his de-addiction centre inside this hospital for the past many years and had treated more than 4000 patients as well.
He stated that addicts face a number of problems during treatment which include: body pains, insomnia and many others which can be dealt with integrated approach.
Dr Inderjeet had given this letter to the health minister during his recent visit to the city.