If the syringe exchange point is opened in a house on Sitsi Street in Pohja-Tallinn, serious attention will be given to the safety of local residents, promised vice-chancellor of the Ministry of Social Affairs Maris Jesse.
According to her, the feeling of safety of the population of the district, in which the syringe exchange point is going to be created, should not suffer in any case. It is planned to install surveillance camera, hire security firm and strengthen cooperation with police, in order to give residents the feeling of peace.
However, it is impossible to completely exclude the neighborhood of syringe exchange points with institutions for children in residential areas, Jesse admitted.
"Both the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Institute for Health Development understand the problems that are associated with setting up the syringe exchange center and do everything to soften them,"she said.