Rehab center struggling to survive

The Organization Against Drugs (OKANA) says it can no longer meet the cost of its utility bills, methadone for its programs and its wage bill.

OKANA head Meni Malliori wrote to Health Minister Andreas Lykourentzos on Thursday to inform him that the state funding the organization is due to receive this year is not enough to cover its operational costs.

OKANA is in line to receive 20 million euros for its regular expenses and another 20 million euros for the creation and operation of new methadone centers.

Malliori said that OKANA has so far only received 10 million euros for the new centers.