Proposal sought for de-addiction centre in Daltonganj

  • | Monday | 2nd October, 2023

Daltonganj: The ministry of social justice and empowerment has sought a proposal for setting up a de-addiction centre in Daltonganj from the district administration. Palamu deputy development commissioner Ravi Anand said, Just one NGO has turned up so far. We are hopeful of a few more NGOs coming forward for this proposal. Once we find a suitable NGO here we will be sending our proposal for the drug de-addiction centre to the ministry of social justice and empowerment.On being asked about the issue of drug de-addiction centre which is still at its proposal stage here while there is a continuous rise in the number of youths getting addicted to drugs, the DDC said, Palamu civil surgeon Dr Anil Kumar has been directed to further improvise the existing mental health unit in MMCH Daltonganj. Here we have a mental health doctor and nurses too. The district tobacco officer has also been directed to ensure that there is no sale of khaini, liquor, opium, marijuana, psychotropic substances, etc. within 500 meters of the educational institutions, the DDC said.We also published the following articles recentlyVarsities asked to send proposals for centres of excellenceThe state government of Odisha is seeking proposals from public universities to establish centers of excellence (CoEs) for academic research and learning activities. Currently, there are 13 CoEs in the state, with plans to start more, including one on artificial intelligence and robotics at Rama Devi Womens University. The government has also signed a memorandum of understanding with state universities to improve the quality of education and access to higher education institutions. Additionally, a parliamentary committee has recommended the use of the Design Your Degree initiative by the University of Jammu as a model for other institutions.Mental health camp for cops in PalamuA mental health camp was organized for policemen in Daltonganj to help them cope with stress caused by long working hours and handling negative incidents. The camp aimed to improve the physical and mental health of the cops, who often have little family time even during festivals. The Palamu district has already witnessed two suicides by policemen this year. The camp was chaired by the Palamu SP and the civil surgeon, and it aimed to provide tools and techniques for stress management.

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