Outpatient Opioid Assisted Treatment Centre
Outpatient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) centres administer de-addiction medicine a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone to people who are addicted to opioids, which produce morphine-like effects. The de-addiction medicines are administered in the form of a pill to people who are addicted to drugs like heroin, poppy husk and opium.
The Punjab Government had started setting up OOAT centres since October 2017 to put a stop to the drug menace in the state. The government had recently decided to improve the outreach of these centres in rural areas by opening extension centres and clinics.