Public dispensers to lower risk among drug users

Click For Larger Image & Read More
Public dispensers to lower risk among drug users
 © CyprusMail 2017
REGULATED dispensers allowing drug users to obtain clean syringes so as to prevent them from sharing needles with other users, have been placed in hospitals across Cyprus, it emerged on Friday.

The move is a joint initiative by the health ministry and the Cyprus Anti-drugs council (Ask), according to the council’s monthly report for August.

Cyprus is among countries with a high risk of an outbreak of diseases such as hepatitis and HIV/AIDS amongst drug users, as was recently observed in Greece, Ask said.

Citing a report by the European monitoring centre for drugs and drug...


Public dispensers to lower risk among drug users


The contents of this article including any associated images are © CyprusMail 2017

Advertise Here

Trending Cyprus News

Article Tags: public, dispensers, lower, among, users,

 

Advertise Here

24hr News