UNODC vows continued support in curbing drug use
Phnom Penh: Julien Garasny, deputy head of the United Nations Office and Drugs and Crime, yesterday met Health Minister Mam Bun Heng and told him that the UN body will continue to provide technical support to ministry officials fighting drugs and help curb drug use in the Kingdom.
“UNODC will continue to support the government’s policy of introducing drug addiction strategies to send drug users to volunteer in their community to get treatment, with all expenses borne by the state” Mr Garasny said, adding that this is a strategy that should be adopted by countries in the region. “It is a good strategy for them to get treatment in their community.”
It noted that 44 doctors and 48 nurses have been trained to provide rehabilitation and counselling to the addicts.