Aspetar, the world’s leading specialised orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital housed in the Aspire Zone, has announced a new partnership with Spain’s LaLiga to put in place measures to safely restart sporting activity amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which caused the suspension of all sporting events including football.
The joint initiative is within the framework of the strategic partnership signed by Aspetar and LaLiga in 2019 and is designed to benefit from Aspetar’s exceptional experience in the fields of medicine and sports sciences. The cooperation will aim to share the knowledge and experience of Aspetar and LaLiga focusing on the protocols laid out by Aspetar for the resumption of football competitions in Qatar that are being carried out in the new circumstances of the Covid-19 crisis.
A virtual meeting was held between LaLiga and Aspetar during which experts in various fields from the hospital and Liga executives to discuss the medical advances made to ensure the safe return of footballers during the global pandemic.
Among the issues discussed during the meeting were the early detection of active coronavirus cases and the measures to take into account during quarantine as well as the guidelines to follow, tests to be carried out and the correct way to use face masks. Also covered were the challenges LaLiga faced and the experiences encountered when restarting football activity.
Constructive results to support the athletes
Dr Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer of Aspetar, said of the partnership: “It is an honour for us to announce a new association with