KAJANG, 14 June – National Anti-drugs Agency (NADA)’s service operates as usual even though the government has implemented Movement Control Order (MCO 3.0) or total lockdown in the entire of Malaysia.
Some of the services are the operation of NADA’s Pusat Gerakan Hotline (PGH) for the purpose of drug issue reports and counseling within 24 hours a day.
Operation in Pusat Pemulihan Penagihan Narkotik (PUSPEN) also runs as usual, but only involves clients and staff within the agency.
All activities outside of PUSPEN including visits from family, public, outside departments, Non-Governments Organizations are being put on hold during MCO 3.0.
In addition, clients’ activity and programs outside of PUSPEN and clients’ pre-working placement are also being halted as an effort to obey the Standard Operational Procedure (SOP) that has been set by the government.
Besides that, NADA also makes the decision to pause face-to-face programs for clients under supervision in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Nevertheless, the program is being conveyed through online platforms.
Last Friday, Senior Minister of Defence, YB Dato’Sri Ismail Sabri said that the government decided to extend MCO 3.0 in the entire of Malaysia for 14 days starting from 15th to 28th of June.
He mentioned that the issue was made in Sidang Khas Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) regarding the Management of Covid-19 which was chaired by YAB Tan Sri Dato’Muhyiddin Mohd. Yassin.
On the 29th of May, the government has decided to implement MCO 3.0’s first phase which involves the full closing of the social and economic sector, as well as the implementation of Working from Home (WFH) fully for the government’s sector within the entire of the country for 14 days starting from 1st June until 14th June 2021