Abuse of Narcotics and Drugs and Covid-19 are the main enemies of society that must be fought together for the sake of public health and welfare and prosperity.
This was conveyed by the Regent of Siak, Drs.H.Alfedri, M.Si, when giving direction in the event of Counseling on the Dangers of Narcotics and Illegal Drugs, as well as the Socialization of Law Enforcement of Health Protocol Disciplines to the community in the Kampung Hall of Teluk Batil, Sungai Apit District.
He said that the dangers of drugs during a pandemic have a very high and multi-fold risk for the safety of the souls of people of all ages.
“Using drugs, the immune system will decrease very drastically, so that the impact will make it easier for various kinds of chronic diseases to attack the user. This applies to all age levels because drugs have actually damaged adolescents, the elderly, men, and women.
These drugs will also make it easier for Covid-19 to enter the body, “explained Alfedri.
Alfedri then reminded all elements of society to stay away and jointly prevent the circulation of drugs from entering the village area. According to him, these drugs are the main trigger for other crimes to emerge and disturb the security and public order.
“I invite community leaders, youth leaders, religious leaders, and the community of Teluk Batil Village to work together to prevent drugs from entering our village.
Especially the youth of Teluk Batil, don’t even try, if you are addicted, you will not only be damaged, but Kamthibmas will also be disturbed because from this drug other crimes arise such as theft, robbery, even murder, and other crimes.
Don’t let this happen “, he appealed.
Regent Alfedri in the next opportunity explained that currently, the struggle against the spread of Covid-19 has entered a very worrying point.
“Apart from fighting against drugs, we are currently fighting Covid-19. We have entered the peak phase of the spread of this deadly virus where every day there are increasing cases. This condition is very worrying and requires an active role from the community to prevent it,” he explained.
Regarding this, Alfedri then outlined Presidential Instruction number 6 of 2020 concerning law enforcement of the Covid-19 health protocol discipline to the public.
“On August 4, 2020, the President issued Presidential Instruction Number 6 of 2020 concerning the enforcement of health protocol discipline laws. In this Presidential Instruction contains various regulations related to the implementation of health protocol disciplines as well as sanctions for violators.
“In this Presidential Instruction, we must always apply strict health protocols, especially wearing masks, because 75% of these masks can protect us from the threat of Covid-19. This Presidential Instruction also regulates sanctions for violators, but I hope the public continues to adhere to health protocols so that sanctions do not need to occur “, he hoped.
At the end of his direction, the Siak leader hopes that all elements of society will jointly fight drugs while at the same time implementing strict health protocols to create a healthy, conducive, and prosperous society, and free of Covid-19.
“Once again I hope that community leaders, youth leaders, religious leaders, religious scholars, traditional leaders, as well as the Head of Village, Bhabinsa, Bhabinkamtibmas and all communities of Sungai Apit District, especially Teluk Batil Village, will jointly stay away from and fight drugs, and run The Covid-19 health protocol is strictly every day, so that later the Siak Regency Community that is healthy, conducive, and prosperous, and free of Covid-19 will be created, “he concluded.
The event was also attended by the Head of the Sub-district and members of the Sungai Apit Muspika, the Head of the Siak District Health Office, Dr. Thony Chandra, the Head of the Siak Police Narcotics Agency, Adjunct Police Commissioner, Jailani, as well as the leader and community leaders, youth leaders, religious leaders, and the people of Kampung Teluk. Batil Sungai Apit District. (Adv)