Minister of Sports Kiren Ridge an ambitious initiative to provide world-class treatment and rehabilitation to elite athletes injured during competitions or training was launched on Friday.
The Centralized Athlete Injury Management System (CAIMS) aims to provide timely information on the prevention, diagnosis and high-quality treatment and rehabilitation of athletes and to maintain records for mapping their injuries through an online athlete management system.
This system, which will be managed by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in collaboration with leading medical experts in the country, will be initially applied to the Athlete Development Group for the 2024 Paris Olympics and will be extended to other late.
“I have seen athletes whose careers have been damaged or shortened due to a lack of timely and proper treatment for even common injuries. For some injuries, treatment is not available in our country and athletes will have to go abroad. So, that’s modest. is starting to deal with it, “Ridjiju said at an online event.
“I hope that this initiative will lead to a system in which we will have a professional way to manage the injuries of athletes. This is something that everyone has long wanted.
This is a centralized platform where we will have a common and unified system for injury management and rehabilitation. “
He said sports science in India is still in its infancy and needs improvement.
“We want to be a sports force and have world-class injury management is an integral part of that. Injury management is part of that (sports science). We need excellent and professional injury management for athletes.”
“We will need to upgrade and improvise on many things and thus we will learn to succeed.”
The President of the Indian Olympic Association Narinder Batra welcomed the Ministry of Sports and the Sports Authority of India for the initiative.
“The lack of communication between athletes and medical providers leads to devastating injuries to athletes, hinders their recovery and leads to re-injury, and this affects their careers,” Batra said.
“I would like to emphasize that the confidentiality of athletes’ injuries must be maintained and never made public.”
Also present were Sports Secretary Ravi Mittal, SAI Director General Sandip Pradhan, IOA Secretary General Rajiv Mehta, well-known orthopedic surgeons such as SKS Marya, Anant Joshi and Dinshaw Pardiwala.