SAUDI ARABIA – The Saudi Response Plus Medical services was the official medical support partner of the Formula 1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2022, tasked with the responsibility of ensuring the safety of all attendees at all times as per Arab News.

This comes after the successful deployment of the Saudi RPM at the inaugural edition of the motor racing event last year.

The prestigious sporting event, which took place in Jeddah from March 24-27, featured three action-packed days of back-to-back races.

The Saudi RPM sent out a skilled team of more than 150 paramedics and nurses, who ran 23 ambulances and 12 onsite clinics.

The team’s medical coverage solutions ensured that casualties were kept to a minimum during this international event.

Dr. Zuhair Alsharafi, who joined the Saudi RPM team this year as medical director to oversee and orchestrate the synchronization of both medical and operational roles, brought years of experience and expertise in emergency medicine to the team.

Emergency management of events is similar to the daily management of the ER and part of my expertise also comes from my vast experience in practicing mass disaster drills and mass casualty exercises,” Dr. Alsharafi said.

In addition to my assistance and administrative role in the team, the team has come fully prepared with crash condensed meetings held weeks prior to the event to set the stage.”

The Saudi RPM took all necessary precautions, mobilizing a large contingent of world-class medical professionals.

Wynand Wyngarrdt, chief of RPM EMS, stated prior to the event: “After the incredible experience we had last year, we are confident that we will be able to meet all the demands of the event this year as well. Our team is experienced enough to face the toughest challenges, and we look forward to another successful stint.

Major Tom Louis, CEO, Response Plus Holding PJSC, added: “The Saudi Response Plus team has actively been associated with providing the highest standards of medical services for many prestigious international events.

We hold ourselves and our teams to the highest standards and deliver on our commitments with dedication and sincerity. This is what sets us apart from the rest and makes us the partner of choice for such prestigious events.”

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