The pledge was made at a seminar by BMA Governor M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra. At the seminar, the governor unveiled his ambitious campaign, 'Bangkok Clear', to eradicate drugs and improve safety in the capital. The campaign will raise public awareness regarding social threats arising from narcotic spread. It attempts to create a community’s unity in fighting narcotics with an objective of establishing a drug free society.
The BMA Governor said that the BMA gives much importance to solving narcotic issues in the city, underlining its policies to build a safe capital for all. He also explained that both residential and central business districts are the areas that are most affected by drugs, thus the city will place the emphasis on drug cleaning those areas first.
According to the statistics, the nation had treated 13,565 drugs addicts during 2010 - 2012. More shockingly, the number of patients rose to more than 31,000 cases last year. In the first nine months of this fiscal year, about 16,400 addicts showed up for treatment and rehabilitation.