Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday launched an formidable initiative to offer world class remedy and rehabilitation to elite athletes injured throughout competitors or coaching.
The Centralised Athlete Damage Administration System (CAIMS) goals to offer inputs on prevention, analysis and top quality remedy and rehabilitation to athletes on time and keep information for mapping their damage through an On-line Athlete Administration System.
This method, to be run by the Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) in collaboration with the main medical consultants of the nation, will likely be utilized initially to the developmental group of athletes for the 2024 Paris Olympics and can broaden to others in a while.
“I’ve seen athletes whose careers have been broken or shortened because of lack of well timed and correct remedy of even widespread accidents. For some accidents, remedy just isn’t accessible in our nation and athletes must go overseas. So, this can be a humble starting to deal with that,” Rijiju stated in an internet occasion.
“I hope this initiative will result in a system the place we may have knowledgeable manner of managing damage of athletes. It’s one thing lengthy desired by every person.
This can be a centralised platform the place we may have a typical and uniform damage and rehabilitation administration system.”
He stated sports activities science in India remains to be in a nascent state and wish enchancment.
“We need to be a sporting powerhouse and to have a world class damage administration is an integral a part of that. Damage administration is part of that (sports activities science). We’d like a superb and professional damage administration of the athletes.”
“We’ll want upgradation and improvisation in lots of issues and that’s how we are going to be taught to make this successful.”
Indian Olympic Affiliation President Narinder Batra lauded the Sports activities Ministry and the Sports activities Authority of India for the initiative.
“A scarcity of communication between athletes and medical suppliers results in devastating accidents to athletes, hinders their restoration and results in re-injury and that impacts their profession,” Batra stated.
“I wish to emphasise that the confidentiality of the damage of the athletes must be maintained and will by no means be made public.”
Sports activities Secretary Ravi Mittal, SAI Director Basic Sandip Pradhan, IOA Secretary Basic Rajiv Mehta, famend orthopaedic surgeons like SKS Marya, Anant Joshi and Dinshaw Pardiwala have been additionally current.