NOC’s Medical Commission reviews standardized sports tests
8 September 2019 – UAE National Olympic Committee Media Center
The Sports Medical Commission of the UAE National Olympic Committee has endorsed a set of procedures to enhance the performance of the sports medicine sector as well as the health and safety of athletes. The Commission carried a series of field visits to accredited hospitals in preparation for compiling an integrated online database through a standardized template to be circulated shortly.
The Commission made a statement to this effect during a meeting held in the premises of the NOC under the chairmanship of its Chairman HE Dr. Hashil Al-Tunaiji. Attendees included Mohammed bin Darwish, Executive Director of the NOC; and Dr. Abdulla Al-Rahoomi, Vice Chairman of the Sports Medical Commission in addition to Members: Dr Abdulla Al Baroon, Dr Murat Dalkling, and Dr Ramzy Ross, in addition to Kamel Abdulla, Rapporteur of the Commission.
The meeting endorsed the standardized medical test template; which will be available online in future. A study is currently underway for selecting the most suitable template for sports institutions and athletes.
It was also agreed to make field visits to hospitals and medical centres approved for conducting tests on athletes whether before competitions or regular tests for Olympic athletes in the UAE. The approved medical institutions include: Rashid Hospital, Tuam Hospital, Health Point, and Khalifa Specialty Hospital Ras Al Khaima.
The Commission screened the medical and technical needs of sports medicine. A database for doctors and technical staffs will be set up for communicating about suggestions and holding workshops to assess the needs of this vital sector, besides preparations for Tokyo Olympics 2020.
The Commission welcomed the Circular of the General Authority of Sport stressing that doctors and technical staffs have to obtain medical permits from the concerned government entities. The Commission shall take necessary actions towards the job designations to be released in future.
The Commission also endorsed the participation in the pilot workshop about Therapeutic Use Exemptions which will be held by the National Antidoping Committee in mid of September 2019.