Hockey injury raises issue of safety at sports events

SCDF paramedics treating hockey player Siti Nur Raihanah Waled on Sunday, after she collided with an opponent and suffered a stroke during a National Hockey League match.
SCDF paramedics treating hockey player Siti Nur Raihanah Waled on Sunday, after she collided with an opponent and suffered a stroke during a National Hockey League match.PHOTO: SYAHREENA ZAINUDIN

Federation to deploy ambulances for rest of local league matches, discuss tackling injuries

The Singapore Hockey Federation will deploy ambulances at its remaining domestic league matches over the next two weekends, following a serious injury to one of its players last weekend.

Its president Mathavan Devadas told The Straits Times yesterday that this will be in place until it meets the clubs to "formulate a more robust policy" on dealing with injuries more efficiently.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2019, with the headline 'Hockey injury raises issue of safety at sports events'. Print Edition | Subscribe