More than 2,600 patients treated with Methadone in Thanh Hoa

Friday 06/09/2019 07:00

VGP – As of June 2019, as many as 2,607 patients joined Methadone treatment at 25 laboratories in the central province of Thanh Hoa, according to the province’s disease control center. 

In the first five months of 2019, a total number of 331 patients took part in Methadone treatment in the province while 363 ones stopped receiving treatment. 

More than 80% of patients receiving two-month treatment gave up drug and 72% of patients were assessed to improve their health based on standards of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The proportion of patients getting jobs increased from 37.6% to 76.2%. 

After eight-year implementation of Methadone treatment in Thanh Hoa Province, it has brought positive achievements and made contributions to reducing drug use, law violations and HIV transmissions among community as well as improve health and quality of lives for patients. 

By Thuy Dung 


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