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Games 2010: Top institute will handle dental emergencies

india Updated: Dec 16, 2009 00:50 IST
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The Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS) near Delhi gate has been designated for all dental emergencies during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

“With state of art set-up, we are all set for the Commonwealth Games,” said Dr. Mahesh Verma, Principal, MAIDS.

Dr Verma said that the hospital also plans to have one oral and maxillo-facial surgeon to be on call to take care of traumas at the main games village.

“These facilities will be operational a day the village opens until one day after the village is officially closed,” said Sheila Dikshit who was present at the inaugural ceremony of the four day Dental Health Utsav organized annually in the hospital premises.

Apart from designated hospitals and games village, emergency health service facilities will also be set up at National stadium and Talkatora indoor stadium where hockey and boxing will take place.

“Both are dangerous sports and need medical attention. The emergency services will be backed by well equipped ambulances, medical surgeons and support staff,” said Dikshit.