New Delhi: Athletes and officials at
Commonwealth 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
has 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 7680 condoms were dispensed with
a daily average of 640 condoms.
Besides the Games village, where nearly 6000 athletes
and officials from 77 nations were staying, authorities had
decided to install machines at major hotels, stadium, markets
among others here to encourage safe sex during the games.
The campaign to promote safe sex started from August
15-December 1, 2010 during which over 3300 condom vending
machines were to be installed across the national capital.
Just before the games, over 1200 machines were
vandalised or stolen, the reply to activist S C 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.