PM directs to improve effectiveness of Methadone treatment

Tuesday 05/03/2019 15:52

VGP – The PM has directed related ministries and agencies to improve the effectiveness of Methadone treatment program. 

As many as 54,000 drug addicts were treated with Methadone in Viet Nam in 2018. 

The program, implemented by the Ministry of Health (MoH), reaped positive results after 10 years and received praise from the international community.

Accordingly, the system of legal documents, mechanisms, policies and instructions for addiction treatment with the therapy has mostly been completed, reducing the number of drug addicts, law violations and HIV infections.

The program’s implementation has faced various difficulties, particularly in human resources, discrimination towards drug addicts and communication work to call for their participation in the program.

To maintain and improve the quality of the program, the PM has required the Ministry of Health to actively coordinate with the Ministries of Public Security, Justice, Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to amend and supplement regulations on drug rehabilitation in the process of amending laws related to HIV/AIDS prevention and control. 

Communication agencies and press enhance the communication of the effectiveness of the program.  

The People’s Committees of provinces and cities ensure infrastructures, equipment and resources for the effective realization of the program. 

By Thuy Dung

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