Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Friday launched the Central Athlete Injury Management System (CAIMS), a first-of-its-kind initiative by the ministry, for streamlining the sports activities medication and rehabilitation help supplied to the athletes. The core committee of CAIMS consists of eminent top-of-the-line specialists equivalent to SKS Marya, Dinshaw Pardiwala, BV Srinivas and Shrikant Iyengar. CAIMS goals to supply the very best sports activities harm administration help nearest to the athlete’s geographical location. It will assist to standardize applicable harm remedy protocol for athletes throughout the nation.
CAIMS will begin with help for athletes who’re part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) improvement group anticipated to take part in 2024 Olympics and past.
Rijiju hailed the transfer to begin CAIMS. “It was long desired by everyone to have a Centralised Athlete Injury Management system in our country,” he mentioned.
“I have seen sometimes that even for common injuries, treatment is not done in time which has led to affecting the career of the athlete. Today is a very humble beginning but this will lead to a system where we will have a very professional way of management in the entire handling of the injury of the athlete,” he added
Speaking concerning the significance of the initiative, Secretary (Sports) Ravi Mital mentioned it’s crucial to deal with sports activities accidents at proper time.
“Sports has become very competitive and when our athletes compete to their maximum to win medals they sometimes get injured. It is imperative to treat these injuries at a right time and in the right way to ensure that our athletes are in the best of health and form,” he mentioned.
CAIMS is anticipated to revolutionise the best way athlete accidents are managed and handled. It can have the next 4 buildings: Athlete Wellness Cell, On-Field Sports Medicine Experts, National Resource Referral Teams and a Central Core Team.
SKS Marya, Chairman of the Central Core Team, mentioned CAIMS will go a good distance in the direction of overcoming the geographical limitations in treating athlete accidents.
“India is a huge country and our aim is to reduce the geographical and administrative barriers in the management of injuries of athletes,” he mentioned.
Indian Olympic Association President Narinder Dhruv Batra additionally hailed the initiative.
“This is a welcome initiative by the Ministry to develop an injury surveillance system in the form of an Athlete Wellness Cell for the developmental group of TOPS.”
“The experienced and multidisciplinary team of sports medicine doctors, physiotherapists, strength and conditioning experts under CAIMS will definitely assist in the guided rehabilitation to achieve timely restoration of optimal form and function,” he added.
The occasion was additionally attended by Director-General SAI Sandip Pradhan, Secretary-General Indian Olympic Association Rajeev Mehta and plenty of different medical specialists.
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