As Dakha prepares for a bypoll on October 21, The Indian Express meets three families in the constituency who lost their children to drugs — in 2017, 2018 and 2019 — after Congress gained power promising to smash the supply chain ‘within four weeks’.
Waging a war against drugs for close to a decade, the government in Punjab focussed mostly on the male addicts. It was only last year that the need for a de-addiction centre exclusively for women was felt and one was set up at Kapurthala
A new report released by the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, AIIMS on the magnitude of substance abuse in India showed that substance use exists in all population groups and alcohol was the most common psychoactive substance used by Indians.
On Sunday Dr. Rajesh Patil, a laparoscopic surgeon from Goa Medical College who has presented a paper on alcoholism spoke to children of classes eight to ten — and made them aware of the various illnesses one could contract due to substance abuse.
It was in 1995 that Balwinder Singh, who had done Diploma in Pharmacy (D. Pharma), first got a licence to run a chemist shop under his name. Sources in the FDA disclosed that despite frequent raids, he was neither booked nor his licence cancelled until Shoree intervened in 2009.