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Posted On: 20 May 2009 09:39 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Aspetar signs service agreement with QOC

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Aspetar, Qatar’s state-of-the-art orthopedic and sports medicine hospital, has signed a service agreement with the Qatar Olympic Committee to treat injured sportsmen. The agreement also allows for Aspetar to develop and run programmes targeted at injury prevention and athletic performance. QOC secretary general Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman al-Thani and Aspetar director general Dr Mohamed GA al-Maadheed signed the agreement at a formal ceremony held at Aspetar on Monday. “Aspetar was established with a mission to assist athletes in achieving their full potential. The formalising of an agreement with the Qatar Olympic Committee is a testimony to Aspetar’s wide range of capabilities to contribute to the all-round development of sports in Qatar,” said Dr al-Maadheed. Sheikh Saoud added: Qatar’s Olympic Committee’s appointment of Aspetar is based on our recognition of the shared objective between our two organisations in assisting athletes achieve their full potential. “With Aspetar as a partner, we are able to provide our athletes a holistic range of services.” Aspetar will be using a multi-disclipinary approach encompassing all aspects of sports medicine including sports traumatology, athlete screening, sports cardiology, orthopedic surgery, sports science, physiotherapy, nursing, ancillary services and research and education to deliver improved medical care to the athletes for optimising their performance. Aspetar will work with the members of the QOC to establish treatment standards at club and federation level and a steering committee is to be established soon with senior representatives from Aspetar, QOC, Qatar National Anti-Doping Commission, federations and clubs as members. One of the world’s prestigious FIFA-accredited medical centres, Aspetar is staffed by an international team of doctors specialising in various disciplines.