Odisha’s Dr BK Nayak became the first Indian FIH health & safety committee head

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Col (Dr) Bibhu Kalyan Nayak, a native of the temple City, became the first Indian to be appointed Chair of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Health and Safety Committee by the world governing body. He will serve a two-year cycle lasting until 2020.

Dr. Nayak first Indian to have been nominated by FIH as the Medical Officer for a World Cup.From National Institute of Sports Medicine at Havana, Cuba & National Sports Centre at Madrid, Spain, he has tutored in Sports Traumatology and Sports & Exercise Physiology.He had worked as the Medical Officer for the 2018 Men’s World Cup and chief team physician of Indian Contingent in Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.In 1995, he was appointed in the Army Medical Corps of Indian Army and worked for the Army Sports Institute, Pune.

In 2009, he joined the Indian hockey team and has co-occurred with the team in the events such as Men’s Hockey World Cup (all in 2010),Sultan Azlan Shah Cup (2009, 2010),  Asian Games, CWG, and Asian Champions Trophy (2012). At present, Dr Nayak is with the Sports Injury Centre, as specialist on deputation (Sports Medicine), Safdarjung Hospital.