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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

EMRO partners Lagos City Marathon with 9 state-of-art ambulances - ITREALMS

EMRO, at the weekend, partnered the 2020 edition of the Lagos City Marathon with nine state-of-the-art Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances, reports ITREALMS.

EMRO services include the EMRO app, which ITREALMS gathered provides subscribers with access to quick and effective health and security emergency responses.

EMRO Ambulance service, ITREALMS gathered, was handy partner at the just concluded Lagos City Marathon, which kicked off early hours of Saturday at the National Stadium, Surulere and ended at the Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island with over 105,000 attendees.


The Medical Operations Coordinator at EMRO, Jude Akuechiama, disclosed to ITREALMS that they partnered the event with some nine EMRO ambulances stationed at 200 meters after each main drink station on the marathon route, at 5km, 10km, 15km, 20km, 25km, 30km, 35km, 40km and the finishing point to administer medical aids to participants and cater for any emergency situation.

As said by Akuechiama, who also actively participated in the race, “EMRO with our fleet of nine fully equipped Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances made medical coverage highly visible throughout the Lagos City Marathon and we are proud to have collaborated with the Local Organizing Committee with our presence from the start to the finish line, no athlete was left unattended to for any length of time without our medical support.”

EMRO team of dedicated and professional doctors, nurses and first responders, he said, attended to all kinds of injuries as well as heat exhaustions, muscle cramps, fainting, hypoglycemia and other heat related emergencies swiftly.

“For athletes requiring evacuation, we evacuated them in our ambulances to the nearest health facility for further management,” he said assuredly.

Equally speaking, one of the participants who has been involved consecutively for three years, Ade Balogun, emphasized on the importance of an emergency response team like EMRO on ground as emergencies are inevitable for events like this.

ITREALMS also gathered that Nigerians who watched and followed through with the marathon were satisfied to see solid Emergency Medical Services (EMS) coverage for the marathon, as provided by EMRO.

They further urged all relevant sports stakeholders and event managers to work and partner with this kind of organization to have access to quality emergency response services anywhere in Nigeria.

Chuks Egbune/DoP

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1 comment:

Emmanuel Oladiran said...

It’s good to see such fully equipped ambulance here in Nigeria; with those types of ambulances I saw all branded EMRO, i don’t think anybody will die