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Machines to vend low-cost condoms at every stadium

Condoms will be available at every stadium, washroom and other high-visibility area during the Commonwealth Games. Subhendu Ray reports.

delhi Updated: Jul 01, 2010 23:39 IST
Subhendu Ray

Condoms will be available at every stadium, washroom and other high-visibility area during the Commonwealth Games.

A total of 150 condom vending machines will be installed at several hi-visible areas within the Commonwealth Games village. One can take out a pack of two condoms by inserting a five-rupee coin.

National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in collaboration with Delhi State AIDS Control Society (DSACS) and Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Task (HLFPPT) would install the machines, which will have the logo Shera — the official mascot of the 19th Commonwealth Games — printed on these.

Gaurav Jain, Team Leader, Technical Support Group (Condom Promotion), NACO, said: “The machines will be set up at the guest reception areas, inside washrooms, at stadiums and also shopping areas including Janpath, Khan Market, Sarojini Nagar Market and Connaught Place among others.”

“We want to minimise the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) during the Games,” said a DSACS official.

Himanshu Bharadwaj, national manager, HLFPPT, said: “150 machines will deliver around 3,000 to 3,300 packs every day during the Games.”