A drug detoxification facility in Tien Giang. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) -
A total of 600 billion VND (25.9 million USD) was
allocated from the State budget during the 2016-2020 period to 38 cities and provinces
to upgrade and repair drug detoxification facilities, the Ministry of Labour,
Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) announced on March 12.
Deputy Minister Nguyen Thi Ha said nearly
173,000 people were weaned off drugs at detox facilities during the
Further efforts will be made to improve the
quality and efficiency of drug detoxification programmes over the next five
The ministry has set a target of 100 percent of
detox facilities and other facilities that provide detox services in the community
to receive investment to ensure detoxification efforts are successful.
There are currently 97 public drug detox facilities