Wednesday, May 29, 2024
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Muscat – The Ministry of Health (MoH), in cooperation with the National Committee for Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances, on Wednesday launched an awareness programme in Dhahirah governorate on the harms of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.

The three-day programme brings together government employees, charity workers, sportspersons, and health workers from three wilayats – Ibri, Yanqul and Dhank.

“The programme includes several axes reviewing the current situation of drug abuse issues and the national efforts in combating these influences; as well as the therapeutic services available in the rehabilitation of addicts in order to help them return to normal life and engage in a healthy society,” said Dr Laila Ali al Kalbaniya, head of the department of health education and community health initiatives in Dhahirah.

According to Dr Laila, the programme aims to enhance awareness to reduce the phenomenon of drug and psychotropic substance abuse and raise awareness of the social and psychological effects resulting from it.

She highlighted the role of the family in preventing and addressing this phenomenon and the importance of following up children at an early age to protect them from getting addicted to drugs and psychotropic substances.

“The joint efforts of the relevant institutions will help raise awareness,” she added.

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