Wednesday, March 10, 2010

CWG federation, Walia review medical arrangements for CWG

The Commonwealth Games Federation Health experts and Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia today reviewed the medical arrangements for Games-2010.

Reviewing the arrangements at a high -level meeting at Delhi Secretariat, Prof Walia informed the delegation chairman Datuk Dr M Jegathesan and other members of delegates about the activities in relation to medical arrangements related to the Games. She apprised medical advisor to Commonwealth Games, Jagathesan and his delegation about the preparedness and readiness of the Delhi Government to meet the requirements of Commonwealth Games participants. Prof Walia informed the delegates that three designated hospitals for definite medical care to athlete, team officials, technical delegates and others had been identified in the Capital.

They are GB Pant Hospital, RML Hospital, Jai Prakash Narain Apex Trauma Centre, AIIMS. Each of these hospitals will have a secure ward, emergency areas, ICU beds and 30 beds. Poly clinics with ten observation bed at Games Village for duration of the Games around the clock covered by two ALS Ambulances will be setup. Mr Jegathesan expressed his satisfaction and congratulated Prof Walia for the medical arrangements for the Commonwealth Games delegates by the Delhi Government and over its preparedness to meet the challenges of the event. He also advised that rehabilitation facilities should also be added in the Health Plan chalked out for extending 10 Isolated Beds for H1N1 patients, if found.

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