A drug trafficker was caught near Vietnam-Laos border (Photo : VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged ministries and agencies to enhance measures to prevent and control HIV/AIDS, drugs and prostitution from now to the end of the year.

At a recent conference of the Standing Board of the National Committee for AIDS, Drugs and Prostitution Prevention to review the work in the first eight months of this year and set tasks for the remaining months, the Deputy PM asked the Ministry of Public Security to submit the 2016-2020 programme on drug prevention to the Government for approval and work with other agencies to amend the Law on Drug Prevention and Control.

The ministry was also urged to collaborate with the Ministry of Defence totackle drug crimes in border areas.

As Chairman of the committee, Dam requested the Ministry of Health to promulgate documents guiding the use of methadone for drug addiction treatment and establish antiretroviral treatment management systems.

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs was asked to propose measures to handle violations on prostitution prevention while the Ministry of Justice will consider an administrative punishment on drug users.

He stressed that localities should develop policies to mobilise resources from the community for the fight against AIDS, drugs and prostitution.-VNA