Five Mumbai Marathon Participants Went To Hospital, 4000 Hurt
Every year Mumbai Marathon receives huge response from Mumbai’s zeal people, this year was also not an exception. On Sunday, during Marathon almost 3,500 to 4,000 participants received medical personnel treatment and only 5 people went to the hospital.
Majority of participants suffered through dehydration, exhaustion, sprains, muscle cramps, nipple burn, and, vomiting bout reported by Asian Heart Institute’s medical director Dr. Vijay D’Silva, who has been head of the Mumbai Marathon from the past 9 years.
The event organizers were ready for predictable fatalities along with three hundred fifty medical staffs from the Asian Heart Institute. Dr. Vijay added that we had 2 base camps, which are located at Metro Cinema, and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. There were around ten ambulances and 6 people on motor bikes. By siting in CST medical camp Dr. Vijay said that we have given treatment to around 3,500 to 4,000 runners. Medical superintendent Dr. R.K. Choudhary said that a twenty-two years old man was suffering through serious dehydration and one foreigner was also admitted in the Bomaby hospital, Dr. Vijay said that one participant who was suffering through ligament tear was taken to Lilavati hospital.
He added that runners have to go through appropriate supervised training. In case you train yourself under proper supervision, you keep yourself hydrated and do sufficient warm-up, you will able to avoid all these concerns. He also said that our former heart patients too participated in this marathon but they all were properly trained, not even one of them required any medical help.