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Haryana: Sathi app launched to check drugs abuse

The Haryana government has started app-based monitoring to control the abuse of habit-forming drugs. The state government has launched the app, SAATHI, as a pilot project in the Sonipat district.

If the trial is a success, the app will be introduced across the state. At the same time, Haryana home, health, and family welfare minister, Anil Vij, has also approached the Center for the implementation of a similar app.

Last year, the incidence was recorded to be around 5 percent.

According to the information, the app will be operated and monitored jointly by drug control officers of the Foos and Drugs Administration (FDA Haryana) and units of the Haryana State Narcotics Control Bureau (HSNCB) at the district level.

With the launch of the app, every license holder for retail, wholesale, and pharmaceutical drug stocking will have an online inventory of all psychotropic drugs.

“Anything found beyond inventory shall be liable for action under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and NDPS Act,” said an official of the FDA Haryana. The Health Master

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