In Uralsk public discussion was on the topic "Prospects of development of opioid substitution therapy in Kazakhstan", organized by the Foundation "Aman-Saulyk" in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, with the support of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. Reported Today.kz citing the press service of the Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The event was attended by heads of health departments, regional AIDS centers, drug treatment clinics, law enforcement agencies, maslikhats, representatives of regional branches of the party "Nur Otan", NGOs, patients with drug addiction and their relatives.
On 9 December the final meeting of the Interdepartmental Staff for coordination of activities of state bodies aimed at combating drug addiction and drug trafficking was held, according to Zakon.kz with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The representatives of all public bodies involved in the implementation of anti-drug activities of the state took part. It was discussed the questions of using the computer program in education organizations "methods of psychological assessment of risk to addiction"and the anti-drug activities of central and local government bodies in the conditions of the abolition of the basic policy document "Sectoral program to combat drug addiction and drug trafficking for 2012-2016".
Drug tests will be provided for army recruits in Kazakhstan, as the press service of the Ministry of Defense reported. "There are additional measures to improve the medical examination. Today recruit passes drug testing, also we expanded range of requirements for the mandatory laboratory testing for hepatitis, tuberculosis to identify and reviewed issues of certain disease", - said in a press release of the Ministry of Defence, distributed on Friday. It is noted that from April 1 this year in Kazakhstan such Medical Commission for recruits will start their work.
Since January 2015, Kazakhstan will no longer be forced to treat patients with alcohol, drug addiction and substance abuse, the correspondent of YK-news.kz reported. Cancellation of compulsory treatment is associated with a corresponding exception of Administrative Offences of the Republic of Kazakhstan articles of the new Code. "Extremely repressive measures for patients with alcohol, drug addiction or substance abuse wre excluded , which were in the Administrative Code before" - says the Deputy Minister of Justice of RK Zauresh Baymoldina. - Compulsory treatment limits the rights and freedoms of citizens. Now, according to the minister, drug adn alcohol addicts will be placed in the specialized treatment centers depending on the patients' needs.