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MARS Zimbabwe named official ambulance service provider for Econet Victoria Falls Marathon

The Chronicle

MARS Zimbabwe has been named the official ambulance and emergency medical service provider for the July 3 Econet Victoria Falls Marathon to be held in the resort town this weekend.

The marathon is expected to attract over 5,000 runners this year, from over 34 countries.

MARS, an emergency and non-emergency medical transport service provider and a subsidiary of EcoCash Holdings Zimbabwe Limited, said it was ready to offer its services to improve safety and offer medical support during the marathon.

“We are happy to be able to support this important event. The Econet Victoria Falls Marathon is an event many athletes and non-athletes look forward to each year with pride.

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“We are honored to be part of the medical team providing health and safety at this event,” the company spokesperson said.

MARS provides air and road ambulance services, with its air evacuation service serving all neighboring countries and beyond.

He has over 20 years of experience in aeromedical services. Evacuation by Air Ambulance provides fast and reliable repatriation by private air ambulance to the country of origin or any other country on request.

“Our flight team includes a doctor, an intensive care nurse and two pilots,” the spokesperson said, adding that MARS can transfer patients from the scene of an accident to the nearest appropriate medical facility at the scene. inside and outside Zimbabwe.

The company’s flight medical personnel have all taken courses in international aviation medicine and flight medical officer courses.

It houses on-board equipment for intensive care, including a full range of medicines. To date, the Air Ambulance has carried out over 2,750 successful evacuations.

In addition to the air ambulance, MARS also has a fleet of over 25 critical care road ambulances strategically stationed at company bases across Zimbabwe.

This fleet of critical care road ambulances is equipped with advanced life support equipment and is staffed by highly trained medical teams with expertise in oxygenating, intubating, cardioverting and cardioverting, among other response measures for patients.

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“All of our ambulances carry a full range of spinal immobilization equipment. MARS has the capacity to support neonates, children and adults,” the company said.

To date, MARS road ambulances have responded to over 200,000 medical emergencies in Zimbabwe.

The emergency rescue company also has a training department whose mission is to offer both theoretical and practical training to people from all walks of life, in the field of accidents, emergency care and prehospital care of patients.

“We want to train as many people as possible, and in doing so, strengthen the ‘chain of survival’ within our homes, schools, workplaces, medical facilities, communities and our nation as a whole. We provide training for members of the public, commerce and industry, schools, defense forces and healthcare providers, such as doctors, nurses, ambulance personnel,” said MARS .

Courses provided by the MARS Training Department can be conducted at company premises in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Gweru, Kwekwe, Victoria Falls, Masvingo, Marondera, Kadoma and Kariba.