Assam govt launches ART Dispensation Centres in 6 Central Jails

Assam govt launches ART Dispensation Centres in 6 Central Jails

Guwahati: Assam authorities on Monday launched Anti-Retroviral Remedy (ART) Dispensation Centres at six central jails throughout the state.

The centres have been opened at Guwahati, Silchar,  Dibrugarh, Jorhat,  Tezpur and  Nagaon central jails.

Assam well being minister Keshab Mahanta centrally inaugurated the centres at Central Jail, Guwahati.

Talking on the occasion, minister Mahanta mentioned, “Prisons have been thought of as punishment properties in the course of the British period however these days prisons are temples of reformation the place a jail inmate will get a possibility to get himself reformed. Moreover, well being services, services like a library for the inmates are already there and now we’re going a step additional by establishing ART Dispensation Centres and OST companies in order that jail inmates can avail themselves the remedy in jails itself.” 

He additional appreciated the efforts undertaken by ASACS and jail authorities for the institution of ART Dispensation Centres in Central Jails.

Barnali Sharma, Inspector Basic, Prisons, urged ASACS for taking initiative for the institution of Drug De-addiction Centres in jails which shall be immensely useful for the drug customers.

ASACS challenge director Pomi Baruah in her speech mentioned, “Assam is the fifth state within the nation to have ART Dispensation Centres in jails.”

She additional mentioned that these ART Dispensation Centres shall be linked with 9 ART Centres that are positioned in medical schools and district hospitals throughout Assam and really quickly all medical schools can have ART Centres.    

She additional mentioned, “There are Opioid Substitution Remedy (OST) companies for injecting drug customers in Central Jail, Guwahati and really quickly OST companies shall be made accessible in different jails throughout Assam.