The government is committed in its efforts to ensure a country, free of drugs, says Vice President Faisal Naseem.
Speaking at a meeting with the staff and management of Blossoms Convalescent Centre in Bangalore, India on Friday morning, VP Naseem gave his assurance that work is underway with local and international organizations in order to ensure that the country is drug-free.
He went on to urge families in the community to extend their full cooperation and support in the government’s endeavor to free the country from the clutches of narcotics.
Also during the speech, VP Naseem shed light on some of the initiatives by the administration to treat addicted users and reintegrate them into society.
As such, the government is working to cut down the wait list for residential rehabilitation and to ensure immediate care and support is extended for the recovery of addicts.
Further, VP Naseem extended gratitude on behalf of the government for the contributions the center has made for the Maldives in their efforts to combat drug addiction.
The Vice President was welcomed by the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the center, Cecil George and senior officials from Maldives National Drug Agency (NDA) as well as the Ministries of Gender, and Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment.
Blossoms Convalescent Center provides recovery treatment for patients who are addicted to alcohol and drugs by following a 12-step program to empower intensive reflection, clean-living and exercise.
Eight Maldivians are currently being treated at the center.