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News Description Publication Date : 18 Dec 2019

Outreach and Drop-In-Centre launched in Vijayawada on Nov 6, 2019

An Outreach and Drop-In Centre (ODIC) was inaugurated by Ch. Dwaraka Tirumal Rao, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Vijayawada City, in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, on November 6, 2019. The Police Commissioner said that the ODIC, which has been established by the Health Care & Social Welfare Society with the support of National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, would be helpful in imparting awareness about the ill effects of drugs and substance abuse.

Other dignitaries at the event included A V D Narayana Rao, Asst. Director, Dept for the Welfare of Differently Abled, Transgenders, and Senior Citizens, Krishna District; V Radhika Reddy, Prof & Head, Psychiatry Department, Siddhartha Medical College; Dr. T V S N Sastry, Dist. Medical & Health Officer (DMHO), Krishna Dist.; J. Usha Rani, Addl. DMHO, Krishna District; and P. Ravindra Bhas, HoD, Andhra Loyola Degree College, Vijayawada.

The other dignitaries representing other government and non-government agencies at the event stated that they would provide all the support and cooperation required by the implementing agency.

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