The Karnataka State Football Association (KSFA) held a press conference in the half time interval during the I-League encounter between HAL Bangalore and Pune FC on 10th April to launch the new and upgraded medical facilities at the Bangalore Football Stadium.
After the sad demise of Bangalore Mars footballer Venkatesh on 21st March due to a cardiac arrest, the sporting authority came under heavy criticism for their lack of possessing even basic medical facilities like an ambulance.
The Association has purchased an ambulance from ‘Mandovi Motors’ and is equipped with state of the art facilities and life saving material. For all I-League matches,Sagar Hospital,Jayanagar and HOSMAT hospital will be providing medical facilities and other services.
A general practioner,Dr. Syed Sohail Hasan has also been permanently employed by the KSFA for all the matches in the Bangalore Football Stadium.