MoPH to enhance treatment, reintegration of drug
addicts in Afghanistan
Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Afghanistan
August 25, 2009
Dr. SMA Fatimie visited a temporary center for the
treatment and reintegration of drug addicts in
Jangalak compound, west part of Kabul city. The center
was established 4 months ago to accommodate wanderer
drug addicts in Kabul, to treat them and to
reintegrate them in to their families and communities.
Dr SMA Fatimie announced that a 200 bed Hospital will
be constructed in Kabul to serve drug addicts and to
rehabilitate them to resume their normal life.
The temporary center in Jangalak area has treated
500 drug addicts and sent them home. Dr. Fatimie also
congratulated a group of young drug addicts who have
been successfully treated and rejoined their families.
He said that today was a lucky day for them because
they quitted drug addiction and returning home and
starting a new life and saying no to drug addiction.
He urged them to start working and never thinking
of narcotics. At the end of the gathering a UK based
Islamic Relief Organization distributed 172 sacs of
rice, 175 Kg Ghee, 2750 Kg Wheat Flour, 250 Kg Sugar
and 20 blankets to the center.
Another 165 drug addicts are under treatment in the
Note: Dr. Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatimie is the
Minister of Public Health.