PM sets quota of Methadone treatment on drug addicts

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday asked local authorities to conduct a plan on treating over 110,000 drug addicts with methadone in two years.

In his plan on Methadone treatment methodology in 2014-2015, the Prime Minister asked 61 municipal and provincial authorities to treat 30,850 drug addicts with Methadone drug in 2014 and 81,047 patients in 2015. Hanoi must provide Methadone treatment to 2,300 people in 2014 and 8,500 others next year. Ho Chi Minh City has to treat 2,280 drug users in 2014 and 8,000 in 2015. Hai Phong followed next with 3,560 people in 2014 and 4,600 people in 2015.

By Lam Nguyen - Translated by Anh Quan

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