Friday, May 22, 2009

India Prepares for WMD Threat at Commonwealth GamesFriday, May 22, 2009

Doctors in New Delhi, India, are preparing to deal with fallout from a potential WMD attack at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the Press Trust of India reported Wednesday (GSN, Sept. 21, 2005).
The games -- an international, multisport competition scheduled for Oct. 3 to 14 of next year -- is expected to bring a significant number of tourists to the city, which could make it an attractive target for terrorists.
"Doctors are being trained to deal with casualties in the event of chemical, biological, [radiological], or nuclear terrorist attack during the Commonwealth Games in 2010," said MC Mishra, head of a New Delhi trauma center. A senior health official said area hospitals are also being outfitted with equipment to deal with such an attack (Press Trust of India/DDI News, May 20).

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