New Delhi, Sept.26 (ANI): The country is in need of more sports injury centres that can cater to needs of sportspersons in various parts of the country for diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitative interventions.
Union Health and Family Welfare MInister J P Nadda said that his ministry would always come forward to support the creation of more such centres.
He said this at the Fifth Foundation Day celebration of the Safdarjung Sports Injury Centre (SIC) here on Saturday, and added that his ministry shall explore innovative models for making such centres feasible.
Nadda applauded the work being done by the SIC in surgery and rehabilitation of sports injury for many persons across the country.
He further stated that the foundation day for any Institute is an occasion for introspection, to ponder over the roadmap for its expansion and to rise to the challenges presented by the growing opportunities.
Nadda appreciated the step of introducing the course of MD, Sports Medicine in the curricula of the Vardhaman Medical College, which he stated was in sync with the vision of the Prime Minister of the country through his clarion call of Speed, Scale and Skill. Shri Nadda assured the SIC of all support for its expansion plans.
He said that it was indeed a matter of pride that the SIC has been recognised as a referral centre for the sportspersons in training for the Rio Olympics.
He also appreciated that the Centre has received international recognition for its various programs and its excellence in treating sports injuries, in addition to adopting innovative models of partnering with the private sector in parts of its operations such as diagnostics which has a revenue sharing component.
Nadda inaugurated the Vacusport machine, a high performance rehab equipment for accelerated tissue treatment post surgery which has been internationally used for vacuum therapy for sports injuries. He also released a Patient Information Booklet to mark the Foundation Day. (ANI)