CWG will be safe, free from Dengue: India

CWG 2010
New Delhi, Sep 16: With security and health concerns threatening the success of the Commonwealth Games 2010, India resorted to a diplomatic intervention from Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who on Wednesday, Sep 15, assured heads of missions of Commonwealth countries that the Delhi Games will be safe and free from dengue threat.

"Things are proceeding smoothly and that we are confident that the games will be held successfully and that all our preparations will be completed well in time. We have invited the ambassadors, the high commissioners to visit some of the venues. We will be arranging those visits in the next few days," Rao told media persons.

"These briefings will continue. Of course the Home Ministry has set up a daily briefing facility for the security layers matters, which is going to be very important and have been able to answer lot of questions like that," Rao added, after speaking to over 40 heads of missions.

On concerns over dengue outbreak in the capital, Rao said, "The level of serious cases of people who have actually succumbed to these illnesses is very small, very low and we should not exaggerate these numbers because we have good systems in place to treat such conditions, we have a good public health system in place and there should be no worry on that score."

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