Anambra State Govt Inaugurates Committee For Treatment, Rehabilitation Of Crystal Methamphetamine Abusers

Anambra State Govt Inaugurates Committee For Treatment, Rehabilitation Of Crystal Methamphetamine Abusers

The Anambra State Government has inaugurated a committee that will see to the treatment and rehabilitation of those abusing crystal Methamphetamine in the State.

 

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Vincent Okpala who spoke to the traditional rulers during their meeting at the Government House, Awka, thanked the Anambra monarchs for the valuable roles they played which saw to the success of both sensitization and the administering of COVID-19 jabs in the State and urged them not to relent.

Commissioner Okpala also used the event to remind Ndi Igwe that his ministry is still administering COVID-19 booster dozes to Ndi Anambra in all the twenty-one local government areas of the State, as another means of ending COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Commissioner informed the royal fathers that the state government has inaugurated a committee that will see to the rehabilitation of those who abuse crystal Methamphetamine across the state and revealed that the committee was made up of health experts, psychologists, officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the Police among others and seek for the cooperation of Ndigwe Anambra to enable the committee work seamlessly.

The traditional ruler of Isseke, Igwe Emmanuel Nnabuife commended the State government for doing the needful and suggested that traditional rulers could have been included in the committee to enable them work with ease at all times.

 

For the traditional ruler of Umueri, Igwe Ben Emeka, Anambra state government should focus more on ending the source at which the dangerous drug enters the State in order to have a permanent solution to the menace.

Correspondent Chibuzor Okoye reports that some of the traditional rulers at the meeting were, Igwe George Ekwealor, of Umuoba Anam, that of Enugwu-Ukwu, Igwe Ralph Ekpeh, his Omor counterpart, Igwe Chris Oranu among others.

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