It is geared to handle any kind of medical emergency arising due to long distance running
The Asian Heart Institute (AHI) is the medical partner for the Mumbai Marathon for the 16th consecutive year. A dedicated team at the Asian Heart Institute is gearing up for the grand event to be held on January 20, 2019.
From AHI, 90 rehabilitated cardiac patients (16 half marathoners and 74 dream runners) are participating in the marathon this year.
Dr Ramakanta Panda, Vice-chairman and Chief Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon, Asian Heart Institute, Mumbai says, “We are proud to partner with Mumbai Marathon for the 16th consecutive year. Like every year, we are well equipped to handle any kind of medical emergency in the shortest time possible. The whole team at the AHI is more than glad to contribute state-of-the-art facilities and services for the marathoners.”
AHI’s state-of-the-art facilities and services during TATA Mumbai Marathon 2019 include:
- 500+ volunteers from AHI (including 200+ medical staff).
- 11 ambulances (each with a doctor and a nurse to ply on the entire route).
- 8 ‘mobile medics’ (doctors on motorbikes for the entire route).
- 11 aid stations all along the route.
- 2 base camps (of 40 and 20 beds each)
The hospital informs that it can aptly handle any kind of medical emergency — injuries, dehydration, or any other complication arising due to long distance running.