KUALA LUMPUR, August 18 – ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital (ALTY), one of Malaysia’s first single-specialty orthopaedic hospitals, through its #Sports4All campaign, will be empowering the Malaysian Blind Football Team as their strategic health care partner.
The Malaysian Blind Football team comprises athletes with a full visual impairment classified as B1.
Through this partnership, ALTY will be providing support in the form of placing medical teams on standby during blind football matches, physio treatments during training, an assortment of sports tapes, pre–competition health screenings, educational workshops on injury prevention and rehab for the visually impaired athletes.
The Malaysian Blind Football Team will also be receiving sports sprays and gel to better equip them throughout training sessions and matches.
“ALTY is home to committed sports surgeons who are dedicated to providing the best treatments to athletes everywhere,” said ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital chairman Dr G Ruslan Nazaruddin Simanjuntak.
“We are pleased to extend our social responsibility initiatives to the nation’s blind football team and aim to utilise both our orthopaedic expertise and advanced technology to provide them with the best screening and treatments,” he added,
Head coach and technical director Sunny Shalesh is elated with the initiative by ALTY, saying this partnership will further strengthen its agenda for high performance development for the national team athletes.
“The team was long in need of a strategic health care partner to provide professional advice and medical services,” he said.
“With the sponsorship of rehab supplies and medical support services, we will now be able to work alongside ALTY to better manage injuries sustained by visually impaired athletes and the rehabilitation process to enable return to play.”
“Viatris is delighted to partner with ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital in its #Sports4All campaign to empower athletes in Malaysia to live healthier at every stage of life,” said Viatris Malaysia country manager Jeff Bote.
“We believe our legacy in pain will enable us to raise awareness on different types of sports injuries, the need to remain fit and expand access to treatment options to both abled and disabled athletes living with sports injuries. Through this partnership, Viatris will also provide ALTY Orthopaedic Hospital with sports related educational content especially on the prevention and management of sports injuries,” he added.
The #Sports4All campaign will be running from August to November, with further initiatives carried out to support athletes from different backgrounds and sports in the forms of webinar, workshops and screenings.
ALTY, which stands for “Adding Life to Years”, features a team of close to 150 personnel providing focused orthopaedic and musculoskeletal health care solutions, spearheaded by eight founding surgeons dedicated to providing every patient with the attention and precise care needed.