India: Launch of Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) in Kapurthala, Punjab

February 3, 2012 - February 3, 2012

UNODC together with the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC) under the aegis of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi will launch the Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) programme for drug users in India, on the 3 February 2012 in Kapurthala, Punjab.

The MMT initiative will be implemented over a period of 12 months to develop practice guidelines and procedures for MMT, build up the evidence base for feasibility of MMT in India through institutional settings. The initiative also aims to build consensus among key stakeholders on the need for scaling up MMT in the future.