24 November, 2022 –Tarn Taran: Despite tall claims by the state government of taking stern action against peddlers, drugs are easily available in Tarn Taran district.
With over 22,000 drug addicts registered with the government-run Outpatient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) clinics and another 4,000 undergoing treatment at six private de-addiction centres, the actual number of addicts in the district will be much higher as all patients do not seek medical help.
Residents of different villages said drug peddlers were even providing home delivery of chitta. A resident of Palasuar village said, “One particular family of the village is running drug distribution network in the area and everybody knows about it. Why has no action been taken against them so far?”
Courtesy : The Tribune