DG, SBP takes notice of bodybuilders death

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LAHORE, Oct 7 (APP):- Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman has taken serious notice of the sudden deaths of bodybuilders in the Punjab province and asked the Director General Health to make effective measures for free dope tests in all government hospitals to curb the doping menace among players particularly bodybuilders.

In his letter to President Punjab Bodybuilding Association, Director and Secretary Health, Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ghumman has sought the list of clubs and bodybuilders so that the sensitive issue could be handled properly.

He also urged the concerned bodies to furnish complete report of doping tests instantly.

Director General Sports Punjab said that Punjab government is spending huge amount for the promotion of sports but the usage of prohibited substances is growing among the players causing deaths of bodybuilders.

“The safety of players is the top priority of government and every possible action will be taken for the elimination of trend of doping among young players,” he added.