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'640 condoms used per day at Games Village'

delhi Updated: Mar 06, 2011 23:25 IST

Athletes and officials at the Games Village seemed to have enjoyed steamy sessions as an average of nearly 640 condoms were used everyday during the 11-day-long sporting extravaganza, statistics from the Delhi government suggest.

The Delhi State Aids Control Society has said that it had installed a condom vending machine at the polyclinics of the Games Village by Hindustan Latex Family Promotion Trust (HLFPT) and National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) during the Games to encourage safe-sex among athletes.

In reply to an RTI application, the Health Directorate of Delhi government has said 7,680 condoms were dispensed with a daily average of 640 condoms.

Besides the Games Village, where nearly 6,000 athletes and officials from 77 nations were staying, authorities had decided to install machines at major hotels, stadium and markets among others to encourage safe sex during the Games.

The campaign to promote safe sex started from August 15-December 1, 2010 during which over 3,300 condom vending machines were to be installed across the Capital.

Just before the Games, over 1,200 machines were vandalised or stolen, the reply to activist SC Agrawal said.

Two officials in each district were entrusted to visit each machine every week to refill them and report the status to the authorities.