Senior delegation from the Sports Authority of Thailand visits Aspetar

14/03/2019 12:00 AM

The delegation included Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, Member of International Olympic Committee (IOC), and Member of the Executive Board of National Olympic Committee of Thailand (NOCT), as well as Somsak Leeswadtrakul, President’s Advisor of (NOCT), Gongsak Yodmani, Governor of STA, Montri Chaipun, Advisor to Governor of SAT and Chairman of Sub-Committee of Sports Science Renovation, National Sports Training Centre.

Following the tour, Members of the delegation praised Aspetar’s services, Qatar’s sports medicine hospital that established itself as a reference in sports medicine worldwide, and they expressed their interest for mutual cooperation and support Thai efforts to establish a sports medicine hospital based on Aspetar’s model.

The head of delegation Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, said:

Aspetar has some of state-of-the art facilities and offers world-class services, we are looking forward to benefiting from Qatar’s experience in this field.

Commenting on the visit, Gongsak Yodmani, Governor of STA, said:

In my opinion, Aspetar is one of the best [sports medicine] hospitals in the world. I have been to Japan, South Korea and Germany, I believe this is one of the most comprehensive hospitals in the world.

If we have one similar to Aspetar in Thailand that would be wonderful, we are looking forward to cooperating with Qatar to build an Aspetar-like hospital in Thailand”, he concluded.

About Aspetar:

Aspetar is a world leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital, and the first of its kind in the Middle East. Since 2007, with a world expert team, the hospital has provided top-level comprehensive medical treatment to all athletes in a state-of-the-art facility that sets new standards internationally.

In 2009, Aspetar was accredited as a “FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence”. In 2013, Aspetar was adopted as a reference collaborator centre by the Gulf Countries Council (GCC) Health Ministers Council and “IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health” in 2014.

In 2015, Aspetar has been recognised as the “IHF Reference Centre for Athlete and Referee Health”. In the same year, the hospital also achieved the obtained on December 15 the Accreditation Canada International (ACI) “Platinum Level”.

Aspetar is a member–organisation of Aspire Zone Foundation, Qatar’s innovative sports and healthy lifestyle destination.

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