Chandigarh (Punjab), May 13 -- : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that 86,000 drug-dependent persons have registered with Out-Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) Centres in the state for de-addiction in April 2020.

The Chief Minister further said that to date five lakh patients have been treated at the OOAT centres.

"Last month over 86,000 drug-dependent persons have registered themselves with our OOAT clinics for treatment & de-addiction and till date, more than 5 lakh patients have been treated. Despite the challenge of #COVID19, we will continue with our efforts to weed out drugs from Punjab," he tweeted.

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