Ravshan Irmatov: “Everyone is responsible for the health of the population!”
Today in our country, special attention is paid to the further popularization of physical culture and sports, strengthening the health of the population. Our government is creating a legal mechanism for promoting physical culture and sports, promoting a healthy lifestyle, which will increase the efficiency of work in this area.
As a result of increased attention to physical culture and sports in our country, the State Committee for Physical Culture and Sports was established in 2017. Later, on March 5, 2018, by presidential decree, the committee was transformed into the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports. Over the past period, 14 decrees and resolutions of the President and more than 30 resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers were adopted on the development of physical culture and sports, strengthening the sports infrastructure, improving the system of training qualified personnel in this area, as well as the development of Olympic and national sports. This means that the attention and attitude towards the industry in our country has changed dramatically.
In this regard, a press conference was held at the National Press Center of Uzbekistan on November 24, 2020. Ravshan Irmatov, First Deputy Minister of Physical Culture and Sports, Jamshid Hasanov and Umid Radjabov, heads of departments of the Ministry, and Ilkhom Tursunaliev, Director of the Center for Scientific and Methodological Support, Retraining and Advanced Training of Physical Culture and Sports under the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports, as well as media staff.
It was also noted at the conference that on January 24, 2020, the President’s Decree “On measures to further improve and popularize physical culture and sports in the Republic of Uzbekistan” was signed. It should be noted that in recent years, the country has taken consistent measures to popularize physical culture and sports, promote a healthy lifestyle among the population, create the necessary conditions for the physical rehabilitation of people with disabilities and ensure the country’s full participation in international sports.
At the same time, the introduction of specific programs to improve the health of the population in the field of physical culture and sports, the involvement of young people in sports and the selection of talented athletes, the formation of national teams with qualified athletes and coaches are an additional condition for coaches. There is a need to create conditions.
This decree is aimed at setting priorities in the development of skills and knowledge in the field of physical culture and sports, the introduction of innovative forms and methods in the selection of talented athletes in order to form a comprehensively mature and physically healthy person in the country.
On October 30, 2020, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan signed an important document in this area – the Decree “On measures for the widespread introduction of a healthy lifestyle and the further development of mass sports.”
This decree contains very important aspects aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle, developing mass sports among the population and improving health. In particular, it is planned to ensure the regular participation of leaders and employees of state bodies and organizations, as well as their family members in physical culture and sports, as well as organize competitions among them.
In the development of mass sports and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle among the population of the country – walking, running, mini-football, cycling, badminton, streetball, “workout” (quarter and street fitness) are identified as priority sports.
By March 1, 2021, the “Healthy Lifestyle” platform (www.1hls.uz) will be created to popularize daily walking and running. Those who register on the platform are paid 3,000 soums to an electronic wallet of a citizen of the Republic of Uzbekistan aged 18 and over, which takes ten or more thousand steps a day in Uzbekistan, and 300,000 soums a month to the most frequent person in each district (city). 500,000 soums will be transferred to the most popular person in the country, and 1 million soums will be transferred to an electronic wallet on the platform. This is a unique factor that helps our compatriots to walk and thereby join a healthy lifestyle.
In accordance with the decree, during working hours of state bodies and organizations, special breaks are established for performing industrial gymnastics exercises during the working day. The Federation of Trade Unions of Uzbekistan has taken practical steps in this direction.
From July 1, 2021, the development of criteria for assessing anthropometric indicators (obesity, weight index), other acute diseases, to improve the health of leaders and employees of ministries, departments, enterprises, organizations, local governments, it is also planned to create a system of rating analysis and online tracking.
On November 3, 2020, the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On measures to improve the system of personnel training and increase the scientific potential in the field of physical culture and sports” was adopted. Based on this decision, the Scientific Research Institute of Physical Culture and Sports will be established at the Uzbek State University of Physical Culture and Sports on the basis of the Fergana branch of the Uzbek State University of Physical Culture and Sports, the Uzbek State University of Physical Culture and Sports, a special scientific laboratory for the study and analysis of technical – tactical, psychophysiological state of athletes at the Uzbek State University of Physical Culture and Sports.
Today the world of sports is very developed. Yes, the training process does not differ significantly, but the functional state of each athlete requires an individual approach. This requires strong scientific potential.
This decision stipulates that from December 1, 2020, the University will carry out educational and scientific-methodological management of the activities of all state organizations and sports federations (associations) in the field of physical culture and sports in the country.
The Republican Scientific and Methodological Council will be created at the university on a permanent basis at the place of residence. From 2021, competitions of projects aimed at the development of physical culture and sports and scientific solution of problems in this area will be held annually.
From the 2021/2022 academic year, the Tashkent Medical Academy, the Tashkent Pharmaceutical Institute and other higher educational institutions will specialize in sports medicine, pharmacology, rehabilitation, psychology and nutrition.
By the end of 2020, the University will create a publishing house and a printing house “Physical Culture and Sports” in order to produce publications for sports and educational institutions and sports federations (associations).
The press conference also provided answers to many questions from journalists.
In a word, today our state creates all conditions and opportunities for the development of the industry. The main task is to ensure the quality of their implementation. If the tasks set in these decrees and resolutions are fully implemented, Uzbekistan, without exaggeration, will become one of the world leaders in the field of world sports and healthcare. To do this, we must all work together.