A hospital with a capacity of 5,000 beds was opened in Kabul on Wednesday to provide medical treatment and support for drug addicts.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by senior members of the Islamic Emirate.
Speaking at the ceremony, the acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Amir Khan Muttaqi said that corruption and narcotics are a "legacy" from the previous government and that the Islamic Emirate is trying to root out this phenomenon.
"The cultivation of poppy has been declared "zero." Major plans are being considered to treat the drug addicts. Millions of Afs are being allocated in this regard. This is a historic and honorable act," Muttaqi said.
Addressing the same ceremony, the acting Minister of Interior Sirajuddin Haqqani said the supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate ordered that treatment be provided to all drug addicts in the country.
"Don't delay implementation of these issues and take urgent actions," Haqqani said.
This comes as Abdul Salam Hanafi, the second deputy of the Prime Minister, called on the international community to cooperate with the caretaker government.
"Due to the presence of invaders through promotion of narcotics, today our society is facing this suffering," Hanafi said.
The officials within the Interior Ministry called the assistance of national and international organizations important for the elimination of narcotics.
"There should be assistance in providing education and paying expenses of medicine for the addicts. No one has helped us with cash yet," said Abdul Haq Hamkar, deputy minister of Counter-Narcotics.
It is estimated that between 3 to 5 million people are addicted to drugs in Afghanistan.
The Islamic Emirate said that it has detained around 4,500 people on charges of drug dealing.
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