Fortis Hospitals in association with Bangalore Traffic Police reminds bikers of safety

Bengaluru, March 18, 2017: Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru, on the occasion of World Head Injury day, 20th March, took an initiative to promote use of helmets while riding. In association with Bangalore Traffic Police, three days drive started on Friday March 17 and will end on Monday, March 20 conducted on various signals of Jayanagar 4th block, Cunningham Road, Nayandahalli, JP Nagar, Gopalan Mall, Inner Ring Road, Outer Ring Road and Rajajinagar. Traffic police at the signals gave away the helmets along with the pink slips to the people who were seen without wearing a helmet.

The aim ofthe initiative is to raise awareness on the importance of using helmets whileriding to ensure minimal damage in case of accidents.

According toWorld Health Organisation, 1.25 million people lose their life to road trafficcrashes every year. WHO also states that In Karnataka there is about 42 millionregistered vehicles, of which 71% are motorized two-wheelers. The statecapital, Bangalore, has 2 million registered vehicles, 75% of which aretwo-wheelers. Injuries to the head and neck are the main cause of deathaccording to the survey.

In line withthis, Dr. Manish Mattoo, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore said,‘People somehow tend to ignore basic safety tools like helmets which in turngive them serious head injuries. Through this initiative we want to alertpeople on road safety and that a lot of cases of head-injuries due to accidentscan be avoided if taken care. We are here to help commuters by gifting them thehelmets and educating them about head injuries and its severity.’

FortisHospitals Bangalore has been taking several initiatives to spread awareness onsafety regarding various healthcare issues in India.

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