Tolo News: 3,000 drug addicts sent to Ibn Sina hospital in Kabul for treatment for addiction treatment. This is reported by Tolo News with reference to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the interim government.
The representative of the department, Said Khosti, said that the citizens were taken to the hospital named after Ibn Sina. “We have accelerated the collection process for drug addicts and will begin this process in other provinces in the coming days to reduce their number,” he said. It is noted that about three million Afghans are addicted to drugs.
According to the newspaper, the hospital in the capital of Afghanistan is designed for only a thousand beds, but its capacity has tripled. According to the chief doctor of the hospital, Ahmad Zahir Soltani, the decision to treat drug addicts in the hospital was made as part of the fight against drug trafficking before the onset of cold weather in the country.
Earlier it became known that after the seizure of power in Afghanistan by the militants of the radical Taliban movement (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) opium production in the country in 2021 increased by eight percent compared to 2020. To date, the opium crop in Afghanistan has reached 6.8 thousand tons. In 2021, approximately 320 tons of pure Afghan heroin were exported to the world market.