Sunday, July 14, 2024

Drug Menace in Ukhrul

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– Dr Soreingam K

Leikashiya  ava – avā , ramnao, Longnao saikora, early 1990s wui history Repeat sakichihaira. Late 80s eina early 90s li ima tangkhul tangkhul yaron ngala thing-thing drug abuse related AIDS eina mangla shiman kahaichi arui la mamalairan ranga. Chiwui atam wui yaron – ngala batch akha- khani va pura mangkahai kathana.

Arui wui scenario, ukhrul district li arui hi drug user addict hi hengkana haira. District hospital wui ajākumwui data athishurda, overdose salaga khuikhara hi 120+, chiwui kakhalatva 1 overdose case every 3 days hi district hospital li khuiradalei. Chili langda overdose sahaida khuikhara li ‘brought death’ hi every month 3-4 hi lei.

Age group – source wui athishurda drug user bing hi kachungana class x, xi & xii wui katamnao na. Sometimes very shy, and soft spoken guys turned out to be drug users.

Lock down wui mamangli registered drug user hi 300 shikha lei kasana kha lockdown wui lungli 500 registered drug user kāpei haira, increased by 200 in last 2 yrs. Chili langda unregistered va mashing matheithura.

Type of drugs use – mainly Heroin, No. 4, OSD, SP, Ganni hibing hina.

Economic implications – Athum na thangkhali ₹200-₹500 wui chang drug li spent sadalei which means 50 lakhs – 1crore  per month hi athumna economy sashiman midalei.

Social implications – Lost of intellectual, social unrest, lost of Tangkhul future.

Chi eina yur li leikashi Tangkhul naobing, shokda khalei hi saklak eina chukmazâ ngasak ngaiya.

Capital punishment or other strong punishment to drug paddlers and sellers and proper counselling and rehabilitation for the users hi yarui, longnao na khamachut atam rahaira. Huina rot haipai shina!

(The opinion shared is of the writer.)

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