New Delhi: India on Sunday got its first ever
dedicated `Sports Injury Centre` as it braces to host the 19th
Commonwealth Games here.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today inaugurated the
seven-storeyed Centre situated within the premises of the
The Centre aims to provide world class treatment for
sport-related injuries to sportspersons of the country besides
catering to the needs of the participants of the Commonwealth
Games that begin Sunday next.
The Centre, built at a cost of Rs 70 crore, has an
inpatient capacity of 35 beds in two wards with all the modern
facilities. It also has three world class integrated modular
operation theatres with facility for video conferencing.
It is equipped with state-of-the-art operation theatres,
physiotherapy centre with all the facilities adhering to
global standards and a dedicated team of well experienced and
The Centre also houses all modern diagnostic facilities
such as MRI and CT scan, digital X-ray, colour Doppler test
and bone desitometry besides all laboratory tests with the
most modern machines, a brochure on the Centre issued by the
Safdarjung Hospital said.
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Minister of State for
Health Dinesh Trivedi, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.