Zaragoza, Aug 10 (EFE) .- The General Council of Official Medical Associations and the Spanish Society of Sports Medicine have asked the Royal Spanish Football Federation to immediately revoke the extension of the validity of medical examinations in this sport authorized by the Management Commission of the RFEF.
The president of the CGCOM, Serafín Romero, and that of the SEMED, Pedro Manonelles, have addressed by letter to the president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, urging him to revoke this measure because “the medical examinations are carried out by the corresponding doctors and have a temporary limitation that can only be modified by a physician “.
In the letter to which EFE has had access, they explain that the acknowledgments are “especially important” to control the possible consequences and sequelae of the SARS-CoV2 virus and because “a non-sanitary organism does not have the authority to make decisions on sanitary matters.”
For this reason, they recall that it is the “obligation” of the CGCOM and SEMED to ensure the health of athletes and defend the proper exercise of the medical profession.
In their letter they point to circular No. 5 of the Catalan Football Federation “Extension of the validity of medical examinations” which determines that those federated who have had an active license for the 2019/20 season and their medical examination has expired in the course of of the same, the validity of their recognition will be extended until June 30, 2021.
A circular that indicates that it is a decision adopted by the Management Commission “regarding state competitions and that it is extended (the extension of medical examinations) to territorial championships.”
For both CGCOM and SEMED “in no way can the argument used for the extension of the examinations be accepted, to avoid unnecessary crowds in health centers” because “it is not up to a non-health body to make considerations or take measures based on issues of medical and health responsibility “.
“It is our obligation to ensure the health of athletes and defend the proper exercise of the profession by the doctors who care for these athletes, so we have to ask for the immediate revocation of this measure,” concludes the letter.
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