Aidilfitri: the National Agency for the Fight against Drugs allows family visits to drug rehabilitation centers from 9 to 12 May; prison visits from 5 to 7 May | Malaysia

The AADK, in a statement released today, said visitors must follow established standard operating procedures for the transition to endemic phase, including having been fully vaccinated. — Photo by Twitter/Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, April 27 – The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) will allow family members or guardians to visit residents of Drug Abuse Rehabilitation Centers (Puspen) nationwide in conjunction with Hari Raya celebrations Aidilfitri from May 9 to 12.

The AADK, in a statement released today, said visitors must follow established standard operating procedures for the transition to endemic phase, including having been fully vaccinated.

“Each family or guardian must make an appointment with Puspen by phone, text, WhatsApp app, letter or email to the relevant rehab workers.

“This was decided as an effort and measure by AADK to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection among residents,” the statement added.

He added that visits are permitted for families and residents to strengthen relationships as well as provide moral support, in addition to allowing families to see for themselves the progress residents are making.

“The public can contact Puspen for more information about the program via the AADK hotline on 03-8911 2233 or 019-626 2233 (WhatsApp) for advice or to lodge complaints about drug problems,” it said. -he declares.

Meanwhile, families are allowed to visit inmates in all penal institutions across the country from May 5-7 on the occasion of the celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

According to the Department of Prisons, tours included Jails, Rehab Centers, Special Rehab Centers, Special Detention Centers as well as Henry Gurney School and no tours are permitted on the first and second day of Raya (May 1 and 2).

Meetings will be conducted using two methods, namely face-to-face as well as online where appointments should be made either through the i-Visit system at www.prison.gov.my or by calling the relevant institutions in no more sending e-mails or letters.

‘Visiting times are set from 8.15am to 4.15pm and priority is given to Muslim inmates only, with each inmate entitled to one meeting,’ a statement from the Department of Prisons said today.

All visitors must undergo a real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test or rapid antigen test kit (RTK-Ag) three days prior to visiting the facility.

Visitors are also required to bring a business card and identity card and are prohibited from bringing food and drink to inmates. Food and drink are instead available from the prison canteen.

Visitors who wish to give inmates money for certain matters, such as payment of examination fees, must obtain an official receipt as acknowledgment of receipt and the prison may conduct a physical examination when visitors are released. or enter in accordance with the Prisons Act and Regulations. — Bernama

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