Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports activities Kiren Rijiju on Friday launched the Central Athlete Damage Administration System (CAIMS), a first-of-its-kind initiative by the ministry, for streamlining the sports activities drugs and rehabilitation assist provided to the athletes. The core committee of CAIMS consists of eminent top-of-the-line specialists comparable to SKS Marya, Dinshaw Pardiwala, BV Srinivas and Shrikant Iyengar. CAIMS goals to supply the very best sports activities damage administration assist nearest to the athlete’s geographical location. It should assist to standardize applicable damage therapy protocol for athletes throughout the nation.
CAIMS will begin with assist for athletes who’re part of the Goal Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) growth group anticipated to take part in 2024 Olympics and past.
Rijiju hailed the transfer to start out CAIMS. “It was lengthy desired by everybody to have a Centralised Athlete Damage Administration system in our nation,” he stated.
“I’ve seen typically that even for widespread accidents, therapy is just not executed in time which has led to affecting the profession of the athlete. At the moment is a really humble starting however this can result in a system the place we can have a really skilled means of administration in your entire dealing with of the damage of the athlete,” he added
Talking in regards to the significance of the initiative, Secretary (Sports activities) Ravi Mital stated it’s crucial to deal with sports activities accidents at proper time.
“Sports activities has develop into very aggressive and when our athletes compete to their most to win medals they often get injured. It’s crucial to deal with these accidents at a proper time and in the fitting means to make sure that our athletes are in the very best of well being and type,” he stated.
CAIMS is predicted to revolutionise the best way athlete accidents are managed and handled. It should have the next 4 buildings: Athlete Wellness Cell, On-Discipline Sports activities Drugs Specialists, Nationwide Useful resource Referral Groups and a Central Core Workforce.
SKS Marya, Chairman of the Central Core Workforce, stated CAIMS will go a good distance in direction of overcoming the geographical limitations in treating athlete accidents.
“India is a big nation and our goal is to scale back the geographical and administrative limitations within the administration of accidents of athletes,” he stated.
Indian Olympic Affiliation President Narinder Dhruv Batra additionally hailed the initiative.
“This can be a welcome initiative by the Ministry to develop an damage surveillance system within the type of an Athlete Wellness Cell for the developmental group of TOPS.”
“The skilled and multidisciplinary crew of sports activities drugs docs, physiotherapists, energy and conditioning specialists beneath CAIMS will certainly help within the guided rehabilitation to realize well timed restoration of optimum type and performance,” he added.
The occasion was additionally attended by Director-Normal SAI Sandip Pradhan, Secretary-Normal Indian Olympic Affiliation Rajeev Mehta and lots of different medical specialists.
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