Some time ago, Indonesia hosted an international motorcycle racing event, Mandalika MotoGP. In this event, one of the doctors and lecturers at the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya is involved as a medical team, along with many other medical and health workers from various regions in Indonesia.
He is dr. Ali Haedar, SpEM, KPEC, FAHA, an emergency medicine specialist who serves as a member of Mandalika MotoGP 2022 medical team. The man called dr. Haedar, admitted that clinical skills and good cooperation between teams are needed. “Once we place a post on the circuit, we should be ready in any condition, whether it is in the sun or in heavy rain, until the race is over,” he explained.
All medical personnel, Haedar added, must be trained and master the details of medical plan. “This medical plan was approved by the International Motor Racing Federation (FIM), so that no mistakes were made during medical procedures,” he said.
At Mandalika MotoGP, Haedar collaborates with nurses, general practitioners and emergency specialists. “In Mandalika, emergency medicine specialists are placed in ambulances, in safety cars at the Medical Center, and in helicopters. We are led by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Race Control,” he explained.
Positive appreciation was given to the medical team. “Dorna Sports said the work of the medical team was excellent, and in particular commended the cooperation shown by the medical team during the event. While on duty, we had helped several drivers who had crashes, especially during qualifying. In addition to the medical team, medical systems and facilities including two helicopter units also received appreciation from Dorna Sports,” added the doctor at the Department of Emergency Medicine, FK UB-RSSA.
Besides Mandalika MotoGP, dr. Haedar has also served in other major sporting events, such as PON XX Papua, Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup 2021, and the 2021 Superbike World Championship.
He hopes that emergency medicine, especially pre-hospital emergency care can be developed in Indonesia soon. “Pre-hospital emergency care was formed to unravel the key concepts of developing a pre-hospital emergency system, with elements that can reduce morbidity and mortality rates. It takes a system to safe a life”, he concluded. (anang/HumasUB/ Trans. Iir)