Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Huang Wei-cher (黃偉哲) expressed opposition yesterday to a plan by the Department of Health to provide free clean needles at convenience stores across the nation for drug addicts. Huang outlined her dissatisfaction with the plan at a news conference at the Legislative Yuan that was also attended by officials from the Center for Disease Control. Huang urged the health department to put auxiliary measures in place before initiating the plan, to avoid causing panic among local residents. "Helping addicts to quit narcotics and forging a sound policy to raise public AIDS-prevention awareness is the best remedy," Huang said.
Mon, Aug 14, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: Lawmaker pans needle plan
This story has been viewed 2228 times.
Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.
Listing from 2015-11-24 to 2015-12-01
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1Ma calls for calm as IS ‘targets’ Taiwan
2Taiwanese beauty queen suspended for refusing to wear ‘Chinese Taipei’ sash
3Obama notes Taiwan’s anti-terror role
4‘Umbrella soldiers’ win seats in Hong Kong local elections
5Justice begins at home