Wednesday, March 10, 2010

CGF takes stock of medical facilities in national capital

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), on Wednesday took stock of the medical facilities being readied by the Delhi Government for the Commonwealth Games to be held here from October 3 to 14.

At a meeting, Health Minister Kiran Walia appraised a CGF delegation about the 'Health Action Plan' adopted by the government to improve various medical facilities in Delhi ahead of the mega sporting event.

She informed the delegation that three hospitals are being readied to take medical care of athletes, team officials and other members of the Commonwealth Games family.

"The delegation expressed satisfaction over our preparation to meet health care requirements during the event," a senior health department official said after the meeting.

Jegathesan, who led the delegation, hoped the government will be able to fully implement its plan to provide the best medical facilities during the event.

He also advised the government to make available isolated beds at designated hospitals for treatment of swine flu patients.

The government has identified GB Pant hospital, RML hospital and Jai Prakash Narain Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS as designated hospitals for the sporting event. Each of these three hospitals will have special wards, ICU beds and other facilities.

Walia also informed the delegation that polyclinics will be set up at the Games Village and modern ambulances will be deployed round the clock at various venues.

She said the government was also improving facilities at hospitals run by it as part of its preparation for the event.

A Commonwealth Games cell has already been made functional at Directorate of Health Services which has been asked to monitor implementation of the Health Action Plan.

Walia said doctors and para-medical staff have been trained to extend the best service to participants and officials of the event.

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