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National Committee for Narcotics & Psychotropic Substances Meets

National Committee for Narcotics & Psychotropic Substances Meets

National Committee for Narcotics & Psychotropic Substances Meets

16/2/2016

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Saidi, minister of Health, presided lately over the first meeting of the National Committee for Narcotics & Psychotropic Substances, which was held at the Ministry of Health’s headquarter. The meeting joined senior members of the National Committee from Ministries and other stakeholders.

The meeting reviewed the latest developments of several projects namely, the National Strategy for Narcotics & Psychotropic Substances  2016-2020, the National Narcotics & Psychotropic Substances Center Project, and the Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Projects. It further discussed the new Executive Plans of the National Committee and ratified their budget.

It should be noted that the Health Minister has issued a decision to reform the National Committee for Narcotics & Psychotropic Substances last January. The Committee proposes the national public policy in the field of Narcotics & Psychotropic Substances control to be acknowledged by the Ministers Cabinet. It establishes prevention and treatment plans in the field of tackling the illegal use of drugs and Psychotropic Substances and follow up their implementations.   The committee also proposes rules, regulations and decisions relevant to Narcotics & Psychotropic Substances. Moreover, it conducts and supports field and scientific research and studies regarding drugs and Psychotropic Substances in addition to exchanging regional and international experts in this field.   



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