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Kwekwe opens Drug Rehab Center

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Kwekwe opens Drug Rehab Center

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PRISCA MANYIWA-MASUKU
MIRROR REPORTER

KWEKWE – Kwekwe Municipality was expected to open its drug rehabilitation center on June 1, 2024 that will deal with the problem of drugs that has become a big challenge in the city.
The center is an old beerhall in Amaveni that has been converted into the center.
Kwekwe Deputy Health Drector, Sister Patricia Shumba told a full council meeting on Thursday that the rehab center will open in phases starting with counseling of drug addicts and HIV testing.
The rehub center Is a former beer hall which was converted into a rehabilitation center which the council need to improve the infrastructure inorder to be able to admit patients and offer full rehab services that include detoxification.
“Our rehabilitation will be opened on 01 June and we will start offering out patient services that include counseling services and HIV testing.
“We are opening the facility in phases beginning with offering counseling services in the first phase, the Second phase will be initiated when we have a well equipped facility to admit patients and carryout the whole process.
“We used the limited resources to revamp the facility to offer the first phase services only,” said Shumba.
Councilors expressed their concerns over the seriousness of drug and substance abuse in the community and the need to have a full functioning rehabilitation center.
“The rehabilitation centre is taking too long to open, we need this facility to start operate as soon as possible because we are losing lives to drug abuse, recently someone committed suicide by falling from a building in town due to drug and substance abuse.
“I am seriously concerned about this issue because it our duty as city fathers to provide such services to protect the residents, “ said councilor Makomborero Edu Mlambo of ward 8, Amaveni.

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