SPORTS MEDICINE

SPORTS MEDICINE DEPARTMENT (SMD)
Introduction

The Sports Medicine Department is saddled with the responsibility of promoting best medical practices to our teeming athletes and sporting population.

The Department is headed by a Director of Medical Cadre on GL 17. The Department comprised 4 Divisions, namely Clinical Services, Pharmacy and Anti-Doping, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Sport Science and Nursing, Records and Documentation.

Mandate and Function of SMD

The SMD mandates and functions include but not limited to:
i. Providing Policy guide for the ministry on medical related issues;
ii. Promoting best practices of Sports Medicine at local, state and federal levels;
iii. Providing medical coverage to National athletes at all levels from local and international campings to various competitions and championship;
iv. Providing relevant topical medical education to athletes and officials;
v. Conducting pre-competition medical assessment on athletes to optimize them for competitions.