Friday, December 17, 2010

Lifesupporters Health Sciences (LIHS) partnered in Mumbai Emergency Management Exercise-II (MEMEx-II)

Ziqitza's training arm LIHS co-partnered in organizing MEMEx-II 7 days event  followed by a mock drill on 16th December in which Hospitals, BMC, Fire Dept and Mumbai Police took part.. International faculty from Global Emergency Medicine, Fire Department, New York and New York-Presbyterian also got actively involved. MEMEx-II was led by United Nations Disaster Management Team which was supported by National Disaster Management team, BMC, GOI, Maharashtra govt, Dial 1298 and other leading institutions.
Navbharat times_16 December 10

Friday, November 26, 2010

Inauguration of Patna office and Control & Dispatch Centre (CDC)

Shri Sanjay Kumar (IAS) honourable Executive Director and Health Secretary, State Health Society, Bihar inaugurated our Patna office and call centre on 23rd November 2010. We started off with 10 Ambulances in Patna in ‘09 consisting of 5 Advanced Life Support Ambulances and 5 Basic Support Ambulances. By September 2010 the number has increased to 45 in 38 districts of Bihar.
All the Ambulances have  GPS system installed to track the location of the patient and the nearby hospital.  These Ambulance works  in 38 districts which is controlled by CDC 24x7. 

Shri Sanjay Kumar (IAS) inaugurating the new office

International Young Leaders Forum in Mumbai

Young leaders from over 15 countries attended International Young Leaders Forum, these include delegates from Austria, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Romania, Rwanda, Russia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and Uganda.

During the conference, the welcome address was delivered by Clarence Fernandes, Chairman, Rwanda Renaissance, who highlighted the potential of Rwanda as an ideal destination for trade, tourism and investments. Sweta Mangal, Co-Founder and CEO, Ziqitza Health Care Limited, shared with the young leaders ZHL success story, despite all the challenges and obstacles she faced in setting up her organization, leaving everyone spellbound. 

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

ZHL Signed MoU with Punjab Government to Launch Emergency Ambulance Service

Another milestone achieved by ZHL on 30th October 2010 , as we signed contract with Government of Punjab for providing Emergency Response Services in the State of Punjab. 
ZHL will launch 240 ambulances in phases to cover the entire state of Punjab.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


On 21st September, 2010, under the Prime Minister's Relief Fund, 45 Ambulances was launched in Bihar. These ambulances were launched in phases and on each day ambulances were launched in 5 to 6 Districts each by our operations team. The first phase of the launch was in Nalanda district with 2 ambulances.

The icing on the cake was the appreciation which we received from all quarters ranging from government bodies to public to media. The overwhelming response can be viewed from the fact that Dial 108 Bihar have already started to receive good number of calls for emergency cases across Bihar.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Reaching 166 in Rajasthan

In June 2010, Ziqitza Health Care Limited launched Emergency Medical service in Rajasthan with 164 ambulances in a Public Private Partnership with Government of Rajasthan. The objective of this partnership is to make free ambulance service in different corners of the state a reality. In order to meet this objective on continuous basis, we launched two ambulances Our First launch was on 10th Sept, at Anandpuri followed by second launch on 13th Sept at Gangartalai. Both these launches were done in Banswara district by honorable Mr Mahendrajeet Singh Malviya (Cabinet Minister) who also sponsored these ambulance for his constituency.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Creating an Impact in Rajasthan

108 Rajasthan since its launch in July has been able to make a difference to the lives of people for its emergency service. Our efforts have been appreciated by media and public.

Friday, July 30, 2010


At midnight of 30th June 2010 we took over the Operations of 108 Ambulance Service in Rajasthan. We are proud of the fact that our operation in Rajasthan is the biggest initiative till date. The scale is well explained from the fact that we have 164 ambulances, operating in 33 districts, receiving 50,000 plus calls per day and attending 500 calls plus every day!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Article in Harmony Celebrate Age: Listening EAR

As Published in the Harmony Celebrate Age, Jun-2010.

Article in the Lokmat: Get Legal Help on Dial 1298's Senior Citizen Helpline

As Published in the Lokmat, 17-Jun-2010, in Marathi Language.

Article in the Hindu: Dial 108 for Emergency Medical Help

As Published in the Hindu, 20-May-2010.

Article in the Bombay Times: Help's a Call Away

As Published in the Bombay Times, 12-May-2010.

Article in the Hindustan Times: Senior Citizens Can Call 1298 for Legal, Financial, Medical Problems

As Published in the Hindustan Times, 10-May-2010.

Article in the Lokmat: Dial 1298 with NGOs Planning to Launch Helpline for Senior Citizens

As Published in the Lokmat, 30-Apr-2010, in Marathi Language.

Article in the Times of Mulund-Powai: Brief Interview with Sweta Mangal, Founder of Dial 1298

As Published in the Times of Mulund-Powai, 27-Mar-2010.

Article in the Manorama: Call 108 for Ambulance, But Don't Think of Putting Dead Bodies in It

As Published in the Manorama of Kerala, in Malayalam Language.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

108 @Thrivanthanpuram , Kerala

On 19th May 2010 Ziqitza launched 25 Advance Life Support Ambulances in  Thrivanthanpuram district.  The project was launched by Kerala Health department as a pilot project under Kerala Emergency Medical Project (KEMP).  KEMP is an Emergency Management System which is planned to establish scientifically through a network of sophisticated ambulances connected and controlled with an Emergency Response Center having single seamless solution which is availed to common man through a toll free number 108.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Health Awareness Drive by Patna Team

Creating Awareness about health life is a big challenge, especially in the country like ours where a large part of population are illiterate and without any access to mass media. And the crux of the problem is that this population is more in need of awareness. Patna 108 Team realized the need of creating basic health awareness among the males and females above 35 years of age. The idea was to create a trickling effect among the community about the need to do regular health check up. The program was to run Blood Pressure Check Ups Camps across Patna in the month of April and May 2010. This initiative also received support from Civil Surgeon Patna Health Society. The health camp was customized and explained in local language, so that they can be well understood by the local people. Dial 108, Patna with their camp touched more than 4000 people. The initiative was appreciated by public, media and state health organizations.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Article in India Today on Dial 1298 for Ambulance

Article on the Dial 1298 for Ambulance service which appeared on India Today, Feb 2010 issue.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

1298 Women's Helpline Video

As part of promoting the 1298 Women's Helpline, which acts as a bridge between Women in distress and various NGOs working for Women's issues, Sheriff of Mumbai Indu Shahani helped create these videos in helping spread the word for this important cause.

1298 Helpline Video (P.S.A) Making it Up from Adam Dow on Vimeo.

1298 HELPLINE VIDEO (P.S.A.) TIME BOUND from Adam Dow on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lifesavers of Mumbai

Article on the Dial 1298 for Ambulance service in the magazine - The Week.

Shaffi Mather: A new way to fight corruption

Shaffi Mather one of the Co-Founders of the Dial 1298 for Ambulance service was selected to speak at the TED summit held in Mysore. Shaffi Mather explains why he left his first career to become a social entrepreneur, providing life-saving transportation with his company 1298 for Ambulance. Now, he has a new idea and plans to begin a company to fight the booming business of corruption in public service, eliminating it one bribe at a time.