Mumbai Marathon: Over 2,300 Marathoners get back on their feet

 Asian Heart Institute (AHI) the medical partner to the Tata Mumbai Marathon, helps over 2300 marathoners get back on their feet at the TATA Mumbai Marathon 2018.  In general, a majority of the cases were of muscle cramps, dehydration, minor injuries and exhaustion. 15 runners who suffered from dehydration were given intravenous fluid therapy at the medical base camps and were sent back. Physiotherapy treatment was also given to several runners

Mumbai Marathon: Over 2,300 Marathoners get back on their feet  AHI had set up 11 medical aid stations all along the route for any first aid requirements; 2 base camps (of 40 and 20 beds each) at the start/finish equipped to handle all emergencies. Total participants: 44,407. Participants needing medical assistance: 2300. Percentage  of participants needing medical assistance: 4.57%. The hospital deployed 11 cardiac ambulances […]

‘Gymming and running are my two pillars of fitness’

Dr Aditya Kelkar is a phacoemulsification and vitreoretina surgeon at National Institute of Ophthalmology. He aspires to live a healthy life by following a strict fitness routine and never gives it a miss. He is also an avid marathon runner

‘Gymming and running are my two pillars of fitness’‘Consistency in the exercise helps you maintain both mental and physical health,’ says Dr Aditya Kelkar, phacoemulsification and vitreoretina surgeon at National Institute of Ophthalmology, who aspires to live a healthy life. He follows a strict fitness routine and never gives it a miss. His fitness schedule involves three days of gymming and three days […]

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades Marathon

What would you do, if you are told that you would be wheelchair-bound and you would never be able to walk without using a support? You may be cry, lose hope or give up. But, a woman from Pune proved everyone wrong with her 'Never say never attitude'. With her sheer dedication, efforts, determination, devotion and perseverance she went on to climb Mt Everest. Now, the go-getter has qualified for the Comrades Marathon, which is the world's largest and oldest ultramarathon race with an aim to put up a good show

Inspiring: Once wheelchair bound, she is now set to participate in Comrades MarathonIn the year 2011, during Diwali, Aparna Prabhudesai, a 47-year-old Pune resident, suffered her first fracture while starting her bike. Before she could evwn recover from it, within next the 2 months, she had three more fractures. Life took a U-turn when the doctors told her that she would never be able to walk without […]

Marathon runner’s wife donates organs of brain-dead husband in Pune

The heart was transported via green corridor to Mumbai’s Fortis hospital. The heart recipient is a 23-year-old male from Pune. The liver was allotted to a 71-year-old male patient from Sahyadri hospital in Pune. While one kidney was allotted to a patient from Ruby hall, the other one was allotted to patient form Jehangir hospital

Marathon runner’s wife donates organs of brain-dead husband in PuneWife donates organs of brain dead husband, saving the lives of four people. A 43-year-old, marathon runner from Pune, was taking a walk while he met with an accident and was declared brain dead eventually. The wife of this marathon runner gave the consent for the organ donation on Friday, October 06 at Jehangir hospital […]

In spite of 2 blockages in heart, Mumbaikar completes world’s largest marathon

Anant Purav, despite being diagnosed with two blockages 70 per cent and 75 per cent in heart in 2013, and undergoing spine surgery in 2015, after which doctors had advised him not to run at all, completed the 87km long Comrade Marathon in 11 hours and 55 minutes.

In spite of 2 blockages in heart, Mumbaikar completes world’s largest marathonThere is a saying that states, “When there is a will, there is a way”, if we set our goal and work diligently towards achieving it, then “Nothing is impossible”. Anant Purav, a 55-year-old resident from Mumbai, has proved this saying “Nothing is impossible” to be true, by completing the 87km long Comrade marathon, although […]