On Friday, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports by launching a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, the Central Athlete Injury Management System (CAIMS) has taken another important step towards realizing the country’s sporting potential.
It system will be run by Sports Authority of India (SAI) in collaboration with India’s leading medical experts and will be applied initially for the developmental group of athletes for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
“We want to be a sporting powerhouse, And to have a world-class injury management is an integral part of that. We need an excellent and professional injury management of the athletes. I hope this initiative will lead to a system where we will have a professional way of managing injuries of athletes. It is something long desired by one and all. This is a centralised platform where we will have a common and uniform injury and rehabilitation management system. I have seen athletes whose careers have been damaged or shortened due to lack of timely and proper treatment of even common injuries. For some injuries, treatment is not available in our country and athletes will have to go abroad. This is just the beginning to address that” the sports minister added.