Heart patients from AHI also ran Mumbai Marathon
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Heart patients from AHI also ran Mumbai Marathon

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Ninety nine such patients from the Asian Heart Institute (AHI)took part in the event and none of them needed any medical help durig the run

Mumbai: 99 heart patients from Asian Heart Institute ran the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon organised  on  January 20 this month .

Of these 79 ran for dream run, 18 for half marathon and 1 for full marathon. And none of them needed any kind of medical help.

The Asian Heart Institute (AHI), the medical partner to Standard Charted Marathon has been providing medical aid and help since last ten years.

AHI  had set up 10 medical aid stations along the Marathon route. The stations were set up to provide first aids for the participants. AHI had also set up two base camps at the start and the finish. The base camps were equipped to handle all  emergencies.

The camps were deployed 10 Ambulances with a doctor and nurse and 350 doctors, nurses, paramedical & support staff from Asian Heart institute are on duty.

Since last year, the team also has 6 medics on motorbikes to patrol every part of the course, to pick up injured runners even sooner. The project was headed jointly by Dr.Vijay DSilva, Medical Director to AHI and Dr Aashish Contractor, Medical Director to the marathon itself and Head, Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at AHI.

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