Patient tag for drug addicts
Oct 19, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The National Dangerous Drugs Control Board yesterday said the drug dependents will be hereafter considered as patients who require treatment and rehabilitation. According to Board Chairperson, Leisha De Silva Chandrasena, the Board is ready to begin compulsory treatment and rehabilitation process for the drug dependents under the Drug Dependents Persons
(Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act No, 54 of 2007 soon on the directive of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. She said the drug addicts apprehended by the Police will be produced before the Magistrate with a report from a medical officer and the court will refer them to rehabilitation centres under the new law.