Kolkata: Kolkata Police is planning to counsel medical and engineering students in the city after recent arrests of peddlers revealed cases of drugs getting supplied to certain hostels.
A section of teachers and students at medical colleges, however, believes alcoholism was a now a bigger problem on campuses and hostels and drug abuse After recent arrests of drug peddlers brought to light the fact that drugs were getting delivered to certain hostels, Kolkata police have decided to counsel the medical and engineering students in the city.
The students living in medical college hostels will be the first to benefit from this counselling and following this, sources say, police will go ahead with engineering colleges in the second phase.
While the narcotics cell organises awareness campaigns along with hundreds of college and student kids, this is, perhaps, the first time that medical students will be included by the police in these drives.
Earlier in a bid to counter the growing menace of drug abuse, schools in Kolkata have decided to step up security measures outside their premises. The alleged sale of drug-laced candies outside school campuses has prompted this measure.