Family visits allowed at drug rehab centres


KUALA LUMPUR: Family visits to the Narcotics Addiction Rehabilitation Centres (Puspen) are allowed during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations from May 13-16.

In a statement yesterday, the National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) said this was to provide space for the families and residents of Puspen to celebrate Syawal together as well as to strengthen the relationship between AADK and the community.

“The visits must comply with the stipulated standard operating procedure in line with the movement control order, conditional MCO and recovery MCO.

“Family members must make early appointments with the rehabilitation officer either through telephone calls, SMS, WhatsApp, e-mail or letter to the centre, ” the statement added.

Puspen wil set the date and time for the meeting after the booking is made, with a maximum duration of 30 minutes, and only 25 individuals are allowed for each session.

In addition, only two immediate family members, such as parents, siblings or spouse are allowed in, while children aged 12 and below are prohibited.

“The visits will be held in an open space for security control, physical distancing and monitoring, ” the statement said, adding that more information could be obtained from www.adk.gov.my. — Bernama

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