Delhi: Centre allots land for city's state-of-the-art national sports injury centre

The current 35-bed sports injury facility is set to be expanded to a 100-bed state-of-the-art sports medicine centre.

The Union health ministry has allotted additional three acre land to the sports injury centre within the vicinity of the institute for commissioning of 'national 100-bed arthroscopy and sports medicine centre'.

It would have six OTs with super specialty cardio-vascular diagnostic facility, hydrotherapy, surgeries and rehabilitation.

As of now, the sports injury centre is a 35-bed hospital which is witnessing large number of patients.

"With the start of the national centre, Indian sportsperson will get a state-of-art sports medicine facility under one roof such as diagnostic services, surgery and rehabilitation," Dr Deepak Chaudhary, arthroscopy & joint replacement and director of sports injury centre told Mail Today.

"This new centre would also have a special high-performance laboratory which will tell us the recovery progress of the sportsmen," informed Dr Chaudhary.

This dedicated sports injury centre would be a learning centre for budding doctors too. The national sports medicine centre would be one the institute in the country, where surgeons would be practicing on 'dry and wet laboratories'.

Health experts noted that the cause of failure is the lack of expertise and knowledge in performing the procedures of anterior cruciate ligament and arthroscopic surgeries.

Wrestler Sushil Kumar, who recently visited the centre, told Mail Today, "We sportsmen face lot of injuries due to which we face lot of problems in getting the appropriate healthcare treatment. I regularly visit Safdarjung's sports injury centre for my treatment and doctors are very supportive. India lacks dedicated sports medicine centres and once this national 100-bed arthroscopy and sports medicine centre will come up, country's sportsmen will have a great relief."