PETALING JAYA: The Petronas Sprinta AAM Malaysian Cub Prix Championships have improved their medical facilities with the inclusion of a Mobile Trauma Unit (MTU), which costs RM1 million.
The unit, encased in a 42-foot specifically built medical coach, was brought from the United States to improve the safety standards of the championships.
The MTU will be at all the venues of the championships to provide medical attention to the riders.
Inside the fully air-conditioned coach is an area to treat minor ailments, an operating theatre and a recovery room.
The MTU is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art, computer-guided medical equipment, similar to those used in a hospital.
“Acquiring a Mobile Trauma Unit like this for the championships has been a vision of ours since we started back in 1994,” said Sam Hogg, the managing director of Safe Aim Mutual Sdn Bhd, during the launch of the MTU in Kajang yesterday.
“We used to have an equipped ambulance but that was still not good enough. The MTU fulfils a vital need as our races are often held in temporary circuits where medical centres are not readily available, especially when immediate medical attention is required.”