Van to travel state, boost de-addiction campaign
- Purnia rally: Modi takes a dig at Nitish, says his PM dream was reason for break up of alliance
- Still no sign of Malaysia Airlines jet lost in "unprecedented mystery"
- Raj Thackeray warms up to Narendra Modi, lets Sena feel the heat
- Uttar Pradesh BJP wants tickets for four riot-accused MLAs
- Haryana, Gujarat top industry-friendly states, Maharashtra among bottom five
Minister of State for Social Justice and de-addiction activities Sachin Ahir on Tuesday inaugurated Maharashtra's first mobile tobacco cessation van. An initiative of Salaam Bombay Foundation, the van will travel across the state and aim at helping those who need to be weaned off tobacco and require medical help and psychological counselling. A helpline, 9820066665, has also been started for addicts and their families.
"This initiative is commendable. Now, people will not have to go to cessation centres, but the centre itself will be coming to them," Ahir said. Doctors from Prince Aly Khan Hospital will be in the van as it travels across the city and rural areas. The doctors will also counsel people to quit nicotine. Follow-up screening sessions will be held twice a week for three months.
Devika Chadha, programme director, Salaam Bombay Foundation, said, "The cessation van will help those who want to choose life over tobacco," Chadha said.
- Bengal model better than Modi’s Gujarat, says Didi
- Sindhis threaten to move HC if Sindhu Sagar not cleaned
- Three RTI activists whom Kejriwal paid homage are alive
- Poojary wins Mangalore primary
- Short change: Health cover for girl child at 50% discount
- Run with the bulls, don’t lose out to foreign investors again
- AAP workers stage protest outside Kejriwal’s residence over ticket distribution
- BJP boycotts NDTV over news gaffe | The Indian Express
- Out of the promised 50,000 homes for the poor, not even 50 constructed in Gujarat by BJP: Kejriwal
- BJP complains to EC against Rahul over RSS remarks, seeks derecognition of Congress