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Hi-tech medical centre to come up in Delhi

The capital is all set to have a state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence Medical Centre, it was announced on the opening day of the four-day Football Medicine Regional Course, which kicked-off here on Monday. Speaking at the Opening Ceremony, Dato Gurcharan Singh, Chairman, AFC, Medical Committee, said: ‘It is important to have a FIFA Centre of Excellence in each and every Member Association of FIFA.

‘In Asia, we have one in Doha. Probably there will be one more set up in Delhi in the next couple of years.’

Jiri Dvorak, Chief Medical Officer, FIFA, was also present on the occasion as was Kushal Das, general secretary, All India Football Confederation and Dr Shaji Prabhakaran, FIFA regional developmental officer for South and Central Asia. The seminar will conclude on Friday. ‘The COE stays a part of our developmental programme. The topic may be up for discussion as and when Dvorak meets the health minister and the SAI Officials,’ said Das.

The course, a first of its kind initiative organised by the All India Football Federation in association with AFC and FIFA and has participants from over 12 countries taking part in it.
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