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Saturday, 05 August 2017 - 12:44
Census on drug addicts
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The Ministry of Health stated that a census has commenced with regard to the number of people addicted to drugs.

Director of Sexually Transmitted Deceases and AIDS Control Unit Doctor Sisira Liyanage said that information was key in taking appropriate steps to minimize the spread of HIV.

Speaking further he said that although there was a correlation between HIV and the usage of drugs, the situation was slightly different in Sri Lanka.

It is estimated that nearly 45,000 persons are addicted to heroin while over 200,000 persons use Ganja.

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