Kiren Rijiju. (TOI Picture)
NEW DELHI: Sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday unveiled Nationwide Anti-Doping Company‘s first cellular app to supply details about prohibited substances and their inadvertent use, calling the initiative an essential step in the direction of dope-free sports activities.
The app goals to create a bridge between athletes and the NADA by offering simply accessible info on numerous elements of sport, and most significantly about prohibited substances and their inadvertent use which can have an effect on the profession of athletes.
“It’s a essential step for Indian sport as a result of we’re working in the direction of clear sports activities and step one in that course is to create consciousness and supply related, accessible info to athletes in order that they know which remedy or substances usually are not for use by them,” Rijiju mentioned throughout a web-based launch of the app.
“With this app, athletes can examine for themselves the listing of prohibited substances and do not should depend upon anybody else for help,” he added.
The app additionally has exhaustive details about whether or not a selected commonly-prescribed drugs accommodates any substance that’s prohibited by NADA, subsequently serving to athletes and coaches to determine which medicines athletes can eat in case they’re unwell.
To make sure a smoother, faster means of dope check for athletes, the app permits a doping management officer to document their availability to conduct a check via this app, a launch mentioned.
The NADA India App is offered in Google retailer for all athletes and coaches to obtain.
The launch was additionally attended by Sports activities Secretary Ravi Mittal and Director Normal of NADA Navin Agarwal.