Sindh Chief Minister allocates over Rs50 million for up-gradation, new ANF rehabilitation centres

Karachi, September 28, 2016 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has allocated Rs45 million to upgrade Benazir Shaheed ANF Medical Drug addicts Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre, Lyari and construct a similar centre in Sukkr, apart from it the government would be paying monthly expenses to rehabilitee drug edicts by Anti-Narcotics Centre (ANF). He took this decision during his meeting with DG ANF Major General Nasir Dilawar who called on his here at the CM House today.

The DG ANF briefing the chief minister said that the Sindh government had given them BSAMDATRC, a 50-bed hospital only for men at Lyari. The provincial government gives Rs500,000 grant to the centre to meet salary and other expenditures. The chief minister said that the hospital must be upgraded in terms of beds and rehabilitation facilities for women also. On this the DG ANF said that they have started construction of the hospital with another 100 bed so it would be a 150 bed hospital and rehabilitation centre when completed but there was shortage of funds to complete the project.

Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah approved Rs40 million to complete the project and doubled the monthly grant from Rso.5 million to Rs1 million and urged the DG to complete the project because “I want to inaugurate as soon as possible. “We need to rehabilitate drug addicts in the province, including women and this good would be good facility,” he said.

Syed Murad Ali Shah also said that there was a need of another drug edicts rehabilitation centre in Sukkur also to cater to the needs of Northern and Southern Sindh. The DG said that they have already been given land by the Sindh government but Rs5 million were required to construct the rehabilitation centre.

The chief minister approved the amount from his special funds and urged him start the work. The Chief Minister also said that he would provide necessary funding for other expenditures of the Sukkur rehabilitation centre. “We need these centres because rehabilitation process in the private sector is quite expensive,” he said.

For more information, contact:
Mr. Abdul Rasheed Channa,
Press Secretary,
Chief Minister House, Sindh
Tel: +92-21-99202019 (Ext: 336)