A study on the role of sportsmen in improving health awareness during and post pandemic
Prakash. R. Jadhav
COVID-19, Pandemic, Athlete, Physical fitness, Health awareness, Prevention.
Coronavirus pandemic knows no border, countries or continent. The outbreak of such an unprecedented pandemic has questioned the adequacy and preparedness of the global public healthcare system. Having a well-established, efficient health care system in the country is a pre-requisite to deal with such chaotic situation. The problem is further aggravated by the lack of health- related literacy among common people. During such a situation sportsman or athlete has a greater role to play as role models. Athletes like other celebrities can play an important role in creating health awareness amongst people about health and hygiene factors, social distancing etc., and can contribute immensely in curbing the spread of virus. In the absence of availability of no-specific drug or vaccine, global spread has the potential to overburden health systems. Mass gathering like sport event can cause the spread of infectious disease to a larger extent. Therefore, by and large all sports events and gatherings have been suspended irrespective of small event or big. Despite, the organizing institutions have incurred huge financial loss, due to cancellation, they still have a greater moral responsibility on their shoulders. These organisations works in a syndicated manner. Given the networked nature of the global sport industry and its associated events sports can, infact, bring together athletes, employees and fans to mitigate the problem and to raise the health awareness amongst people. A good public health system is needed to deal with an epidemic like COVID-19. The problem is further aggravated by the lack of health-related literacy among common people. Ventilator, facemask, sanitizers and other medical equipment deficiencies in many countries have shown the direction for significant improvements, that is why the government machinery is now taking many drastic steps to further improve the health sector. A sound system is the collective effort of government policies and the active involvement of the citizen of the country. To make public health movement more effective for the practical implication governments need to give priority on raising the health awareness of the people and sportsmen or athletes play a great role in this endea
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 7, Issue 7

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