HEALTH | EDUCATION
 
 
 DE- ADDICTION CENTRE :
  

With the inspiration and blessings of H.H. Shri Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj, International President of Divine Life Society Rishikesh and Guru-Bhai of Rev.Dr.Shivananda Adhvaryuji (Rev.Bapuji) a first De-Addiction Camp was organised on 22-11-87, with the keen efforts of Late Sri Chandubhai Tejura, Jilla Niyojak (District Organiser), De-Addiction Centre. Thereafter 6 more such camps were organised at Morbi, Jamnagar, Babra and Tankara. Due to successful De-addiction Camps and growing demand for such a community centre on permanent basis, Dr. Adhvaryu started a De-Addiction Wing in S. C. Hospital Virnagar on 1st April 1989 with the co-operation of Gujarat Nashabandhi Mandal, under the able guidance of Smt.Jayaben Shah, President and Shri Chandubhai Tejura, District Organiser.

Attracted by dedicated and selfless services as well as the pleasing atmosphere in the Hospital Complex many addicts from all over Gujarat and even from neighbouring State such as Maharashtra and M.P. took advantage of Virnagar De-addiction Centre.

The present De-Addiction Centre was shifted in newly constructed 7 Room building over 'B'-ward with the generous donation of family and heirs of Late Shri Babubhai Jagjivandas Goradia of Mumbai. This newly constructed centre has 7 wards with total 16 beds, separate office, Recreation Room containing Library and Audio/Visual equipments.

The patients in this De-addiction Centre are given treatment ranging from one to three weeks. In addition, services of Psychiatric from Rajkot is also made available in deserving cases. The patients are provided free meals and stay, as also specially designed uniforms.

The entire management of De-Addiction Centre at VIRNAGAR is under Shivananda Mission Trust,with partly financial help from Nashabandhi Mandal Gujarat.

So far, following categories of addicts have been successfully given treatment at this centre till march 2016.

 Alcohol 4530
 Opium/Opium Poppy 1760
 Brown Sugar 683
 Tobacco, Bidi,Cigarette & Gutkha 203
 Fortwin & other Intoxicated Injections 116
 Hemp(Ganja & Charas)etc 200
 Cap. Proxyvon 155
 Others 6
Total -  7653
 

With a view to help follow-up survey of patients already treated at this centre and to extend the facilities of treatment to remote areas, regular De-Addicts Camps and exhibitions are also organized through Field Officer of the Centre which also receive overwhelming response in Rural areas.

 
  BOARD OF TRUSTEES :
 
1.    Sri Dhirubhai Mehta              (President)  (Mumbai)  (022) 22023226,9820339602
2   Sri Satyajit Khachar              (Joint managing trustee)  (Jasdan)  (02821) 220029
3.    Sri Dhirubhai Desai                (Treasurer)  (Mumbai)  (022) 22069423,9322210488
4.   Sri Ghanshyambhai Vaidya  (Gondal)  (02825) 222445,9824479207
5.     Sri Rameshbhai Shah  (Mumbai)  (022) 240722427,9819025257
6.    Sri Parimalbhai Shah  (Mumbai)  (022) 25369551,9821079969
7.    Sri Hemantbhai Sanghavi  (Mumbai)  (022) 23426814,9820016163
8.    Sri Rudabhai Patel  (Jasdan)  (02821) 220330,942622025
9.    Sri Sureshbhai Sanghavi  (Rajkot)  (0281) 2225004
10.     Sri Dr. C.L.Verma               (C.M.O.)   (Virnagar)   (02821) 283750,9909928552
11.    Sri Rajeshbhai Bhatt  (Surendranagar)  (02752) 241554,9825224355
12.    Sri Ashokbhai Mehta (Jasdan)  (02821) 220998,9824425256
13.    Sri Sandeepbhai Shah (Mumbai)   9820070527
14.    Sri Vivekbhai Desai (Ahmadabad)  9825035912