Bengaluru: With more than 23,000 runners ready to hit the streets of Bengaluru on 21st May 2017, Procam International in association with the Government Authorities today announced their preparedness to host the tenth edition of the TCS World 10K. Announcing the route, medical and logistical measures for the run were Race Director Hugh Jones, Medical Director Dr. Vivek Jawali, Representatives from the State Police Authorities along with Dilip Jayaram, CEO, Procam International.
Five different race categories will be flagged off from Kanteerava Stadium on Race Day with a revised early start of 5:30 AM, for the Open 10K, prior to sunrise at 5:53 AM and in minimum expected temperatures of 22 Degree Celsius.
For this year’s run, the medical partners Fortis Hospitals have equipped a base camp with 35 beds at the finish and three medical stations along the route. At both the finish lines there will be medical personnel present equipped with stretchers and wheel chairs to attend to immediate emergency requirements in addition to eight Ambulances. Five Medics on Bikes would also be moving along the race route to ensure help is made available at all times. Fortis has also made available 25 Doctors on Race Day spread across the Medical stations and base camps. There will be a total of 20 spotters during the last 2 KMs of the race to make sure no crucial detail is missed out on.
Commenting on their seven-year partnership with the TCS World 10K Run, Medical Director Dr Vivek Jawali said, “While there will be a huge number of people participating in the run, it is important for us to ensure that there is availability of medical help if required. Fortis Hospitals along with the traffic police has made arrangements for on ground medical assistance. From our hospitals, 170 medical personnel will be present that includes 25 doctors — Chief Consultants, Anesthetists, Orthopedics, ICU care in charge, Cardiologists, General Physicians and Physiotherapist. As a helping hand to doctors, 75 nurses who are well trained for basic and advanced cardiac life support will be present. We are also prepared to address any emergency situations and have ambulance staff and bio-medical engineers ready for the same at the venue. We understand the need to have a comprehensive arrangement of all medical facilities at the venue, therefore, have tried to bring together the well-trained staff for any help required. “He added, “Fortis Hospitals has been taking the initiative to educate people on the importance of organ donation. Moreover, the hospital will be conducting CPR training session to Pacers and water station Volunteers on Saturday 20th May 2017.”