Awareness program on eradication of drug abuse held at Handwara

Srinagar, Jan 16: Awareness-cum-sensitization program on eradication of drug abuse or drug addiction was conducted with pharmaceutical distributors of Handwara on Wednesday at Handwara.
On the occasion, Assistant Drug Controller north Kashmir Mohammad Bashir Banday and Drug Inspector Handwara Dr Shabir Ahmad Bhat stressed on regulations pertaining maintenance and preservation of sale and purchase of drugs particularly the habit forming drugs.
The concerned also appealed to the traders to take pro-active role to curb the menace of drug abuse or addiction and warn for severe consequences if any valid licence holder were found or prove in cohort with such social evils.
They further briefed the gathering of licence dealers that the department has taken serious note over recently published press reports and are committed to curb such menace. (KNS)