Kiren Rijiju. (TOI Photo)
NEW DELHI: Sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday unveiled National Anti-Doping Agency‘s first cell app to present info about prohibited substances and their inadvertent use, calling the initiative an essential step in direction of dope-free sports.
The app goals to create a bridge between athletes and the NADA by offering simply accessible info on varied elements of sport, and most significantly about prohibited substances and their inadvertent use which can have an effect on the profession of athletes.
“It is a very important step for Indian sport because we are working towards clean sports and the first step in that direction is to create awareness and provide relevant, accessible information to athletes so that they know which medication or substances are not to be used by them,” Rijiju stated throughout a web based launch of the app.
“With this app, athletes can check for themselves the list of prohibited substances and don’t have to depend on anyone else for assistance,” he added.
The app additionally has exhaustive info about whether or not a selected commonly-prescribed drugs comprises any substance that’s prohibited by NADA, due to this fact serving to athletes and coaches to determine which medicines athletes can eat in case they’re unwell.
To guarantee a smoother, faster means of dope take a look at for athletes, the app permits a doping management officer to file their availability to conduct a take a look at by means of this app, a launch stated.
The NADA India App is offered in Google retailer for all athletes and coaches to obtain.
The launch was additionally attended by Sports Secretary Ravi Mittal and Director General of NADA Navin Agarwal.