Grant of Rs five lakh for sports equipment to each Punjab village which becomes drug free

Punjab Government will give a grant of Rs 5 lakh to each village to purchase gym and sports equipment for the youth which will turn drug free.

Published: 09th July 2018 05:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2018 05:50 AM   |  A+A-

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CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government will give a grant of Rs 5 lakh to each village to purchase gym and sports equipment for the youth which will turn drug free.

Punjab Panchayats and Rural Development Minister Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa today claimed that the main supply line of drugs had been broken and only petty peddlers were active now. Every village that turns drug-free would get a grant of Rs 5 lakh to purchase gym and sports goods for the youth, he declared.

He said, "Today, I want to share my thoughts with you on a very sensitive and highly urgent matter. This is about the menace of drugs that is dominating the social media dialogue these days. Several highly concerned people have expressed their apprehension and I believe their worry is justified. This menace must be eradicated from its roots forever.''

Bajwa said that blame game was of no use," Who is responsible for it? Where is it rooted? Rather than indulging in this blame game, we have to firmly join hands to root it out," Bajwa said in the statement issued through newspaper advertisements today.

"With strong willpower of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and persistent efforts of his government, the main supply line of drugs like chitta has been broken. Only petty peddlers are active now in supplying small quantity the 'poison' which also would be eradicated soon," he said.

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Web-based application of 'Drug Information & Monitoring System' launched Keeping in view to ensure quality and to set standard of chemist shops

The Punjab Government has launched web-based application of 'Drug Information & Monitoring System' along with mobile application by getting technical support from C-DAC Mohali. Brahm Mohindra Health and Family Welfare Minister said that Food and Drugs Administration, Punjab (FDA) has developed a web-based application of 'Drug Information & Monitoring System' for convenience of public about availability of medicines as well as for monitoring of drug stores.

He said that in first phase as a pilot project we are going to commence it from district Mohali (SAS Nagar). Mohindra said that the web application named as 'patienthelpdesk.gov.in' has featuring licensed chemist shops situated in the particular area and availability of stock of medicines at these shops.

Anyone can also login the Android mobile application available at Google Play Store under the name of 'PB-Chemist'.

He said that user can easily acquire knowledge about the availability of medicines prescribed by the physician with just one click at the chemist shops in concerned area.

This application will bring transparency in the purchase and sale of drugs by chemists and also develop confidence of public with respect to quality assured products.

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