4 months on, hardly any customer at govt-run ayurvedic de-addiction centre
Amritsar, April 21
Only some sufferers have approached the Authorities Yoga and Ayurvedic De-Dependancy Centre that opened at Verka right here 4 months in the past.
It’s nation’s first government-run five-bed day boarding de-addiction centre that was inaugurated by the then Deputy Chief Minister OP Soni in December final 12 months for treating drug addicts with Ayurvedic system and medicines with none side-effects. Nevertheless, attributable to lack of understanding amongst sufferers, coupled with scarcity of workers, the centre isn’t being utilised to its full potential.
Dr Ranbir Singh Kang, District Ayurvedic Officer, mentioned the government-run centre focusses on treating sufferers not solely by Ayurvedic medicines, but additionally yoga, train, meditation and counselling.
“We hope that the required power of the workers shall be fulfilled within the close to future as the federal government has issued the commercial for a similar,” he mentioned. At current, there are two medical officers in opposition to three submit and two pharmacists. The centre requires two workers nurses and two massagers for remedy of sufferers. Dr Kang mentioned to this point, round 10 sufferers have recovered by Ayurvedic remedy, that additionally consists of five-step Panchkarma therapies for full de-toxification of the physique. The therapies additionally assist in rejuvenation of the thoughts and physique. Yoga and psychological counselling of sufferers can also be a part of the remedy. Sufferers are placed on remedy after analysis on the premise of historical past and signs, he mentioned. Organising ayurvedic de-addiction centres within the border state is taken into account vital, because it has been grappling with drug abuse, which has assumed alarming proportions. Based on estimates, there are over 7 lakh drug sufferers in Punjab alone (*).
“Ayurvedic methodology of remedy gives an alternate remedy choices to drug abuse sufferers. At current, they had been being handled utilizing Opioid Substitution Remedy (OST) by providing buprenorphine. However it’s not thought of the appropriate methodology, because it hooks a affected person from one habit to a different leading to big variety of sufferers making a beeline exterior OAAT centres,” a well being official mentioned.