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Gender Minister inaugurates Rehab Center in Thinadhoo

Gender Minister Shidhatha Shareef inaugurating the Rehabilitation Center in G. Dh. Thinadhoo on April 17 2019. (Photo/Ministry of Gender Family and Social Services)

Gender Minister Shidhatha Shareef has inaugurated the Drug Detoxification and Rehabilitation Center established at G. Dh. Thinadhoo.

The centre was established to provide detoxification and rehabilitation services to drug addicts.

Minister Shidhatha following the inauguration of the rehab centre this Wednesday morning, toured the centre and inquired about the services available from the facility.

Establishment of Drug Detoxification Centers in three areas of the country is one of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s current administration’s first 100-day pledges. With the inauguration of Thinadhoo rehab center, three new rehab centres have been established in the Maldives this year – Addu City Hithadhoo Rehab Center and H. Dh. Hanimadhoo Rehab Center, and now the G. Dh. Thinadhoo Rehab Center.

Gender Ministry states that the centres would provide detoxification and rehabilitation services to recovering drug addicts. As well as provide psycho-social treatment and skill training programs to get them ready for re-integration into society.

Minister Shidhatha is scheduled to meet with members of the G. Dh. Atoll Council, G. Dh. Thinadhoo Council, Committee for Women’s Rights, Dr Abdul Samad Memorial Hospital, Family and Children’s Service Center and Community Social Group during her current tour.

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