State CM's to provide medical insurance to their respective sportspersons

In the 10th meeting of the All India Council of Sports on Friday, it was announced that State Chief Ministers have assured to provide medical insurance to their respective sportspersons.

Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra expressed happiness about the Union Sports Minister, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, making the statement in Lok Sabha regarding the amendment of reservation under sports quota from "upto 5 %" to "minimum 5%."   -  Sushil Kumar Verma

The president of the All India Council of Sports (AICS), Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra, announced that he had received assurance from many State Chief Ministers to provide medical insurance to their respective sportspersons.

In the 10th meeting of the AICS on Friday, it was also stated that request had been made to the Army Medical Service to extend its facilities to the sportspersons, especially those living in remote areas like Arunachal Pradesh, Leh, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Prof. Malhotra announced that the All India Institute of Ayurveda had come forward to provide Ayurveda support to sportspersons by setting up a separate department of sports science. To this end, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is set to be signed with the Sports Authority of India (SAI), National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) and National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL).

The Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga has prepared a concept paper on support to sportspersons through yoga and the SAI is expected to capitalise on the opportunity.

Prof. Malhotra expressed happiness about the Union Sports Minister, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, making the statement in Lok Sabha regarding the amendment of reservation under sports quota from "upto 5 %" to "minimum 5%."

It was also stated that many Chief Ministers had assured their cooperation in extending job opportunities to national medal winners, apart from those winning international medals. Some of the States are also likely to adopt major Olympic disciplines, like the way Odisha has adopted hockey for the next five years.