A view of the inaugural programme. Image credit - Northeast Now

Darrang superintendent of police,  Sushanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated a drug de-addiction centre at Karimchowka in Ward No-6 of Mangaldai.

The drug de-addiction centre is the first of its kind in Assam’s Darrang district.

Talking to Northeast Now after the ceremonial opening on Sunday, Darrang superintendent of police Sarma underlined the importance of the centre from both medical and social points of view with the growing cases of drug addiction among the youths in the district.

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The Darrang district police chief hoped that its functioning would help the police deal with youth drug addicts in providing medical support under expert hands.

The centre, named ‘Ruhani’, is aimed at offering daycare medical facilities to drugs, alcohol addicts and people with other mental disorders.

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It is expected that the centre will cater to the need of the economically weaker section of the society, in particular, stated Dr Iftikar Hussain, Neuropsychiatrist and de-addiction specialist.

Dr Iftikar Hussain has started the setup with the support of his Neuropsychiatrist wife Dr Sujata Borkakoty.

The inaugural function was also attended by the officer-in-charge of Mangaldai police station, Inspector Mosco Saikia and others.

Mayukh Goswami

Mayukh Goswami is Northeast Now Correspondent in Mangaldai. He can be reached at: