Delegates end visit satisfied
Delhi will address all concerns raised by Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennel, said Lalit Bhanot, secretary general, Commonwealth Games (CG) Organising Committee, on Friday.delhi Updated: Oct 10, 2009 00:27 IST
Delhi will address all concerns raised by Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennel, said Lalit Bhanot, secretary general, Commonwealth Games (CG) Organising Committee, on Friday.
“We will complete everything on time. The implementation part starts just before and during the Games,” said Bhanot while briefing the media after the two-day field visit of the delegates from Commonwealth nations ended on Friday.
On the second day, the delegates visited Sirifort Sports Complex, RK Khanna Tennis Complex and the rugby facility at Delhi University.
Australia’s Don Stockins, who has attended eight Commonwealth Games, said, “The athletes could have a great Games. So far, it’s good. The block that we visited in the Games Village was good; if all end up like that, it will be great.”
The government has designated All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ram Manohar Lohia and GB Pant hospitals as the games hospitals. All these hospitals will keep aside 30 beds for sportspersons and officials attending the Games.
“We inspected the three hospitals. While the expertise available matches international standard, the ambience needs to be created. Work has already started. The hospitals are in the process of sprucing up their surrounding,” said Dr Manmohan Singh, chairman, Doping Control Committee, CWG Organising Committee.
“The hospitals will have dedicated areas for admitting patienty. All emergency treatments would be provided.”