It’s a proud moment that ZHL has been included in the final shortlist for the TOI Social Impact Awards 2012 , under the health article post a rigorous selection process of the Award.
Times of India Social Impact Awards is an attempt to honor - and thus popularize - the activities of thousands of people who are not satisfied with sitting back and watching, who have taken the plunge and worked for delivering such essential needs to our compatriots as education, healthcare and decent livelihoods. The Finalist will be decided by reputed Jury and Votes.
108 Kerala organized health and awareness camps in more than 15 locations in Trivandrum and Alleppey to celebrate World Human Rights Day on 10 December. Over 700 people underwent health check up with us and were educated on the services provided by 108 Kerala. The attendees showed keen interest in how to avail the service in case of medical emergency.
ZHL Participated in 3rd International Hospital Build & Infrastructure India held @ Bombay Exhibition Centre from 14-16 Dec. This Conference/Exhibition was attended by over 2500 Delegates.
National and International Delegates visited our stall and showed keen interest in our Ambulance Outsourcing Model & Training Programs. We distributed leaflets, brochures to create brand recognition and awareness.
Over 100 students of Senior Secondary School were trained in First Responder Program by 108 Punjab staff. The students and school authorities were provided training on how to handle various medical situations like sake bite, sun stroke, fracture. The school authorities requested 108 Punjab to conduct another set of training for rest of the students.
108 Kerala was the official Ambulance partner in 56th State School Athletic Championship. This championship was attended by various schools students, parents and government official. 108 Kerala was recognized by the Honorable Chief Minister, KeralaMr Oommen Chandi for supporting this event and doing credible work in Emergency Medical Service in the state of Kerala.
Govt Secondary School students in Nokha participated in the awareness and demo camp organized by 108 Rajasthan. School authorities along with the students were educated on the services provided by 108 Ambulance and how it can be availed.
School authorities thanked 108 Rajasthan team for organizing the camp and for educating the students on basic yet important details.
108 Rajasthan participated in the health camp organized by Government Mobile Surgical Unit in Pushkar. Dr Bharat- Director Mobile Surgical Unit (Rajasthan) and Dr Laxman- CMHO were the Chief Guest of this event. Over hundreds of residents underwent health check up with us. This health camp was a huge success and was featured by Dainik Bhaskar, the leading regional journal.
108 Punjab organized a massive awareness rally on Anti Drug in collaboration with a Senior Secondary school. The awareness rally focused on the ill effects of consuming drug by spreading the message via slogans and posters. School authorities and the students were also educated on the services offered by 108 Ambulance and how in an emergency the service can be availed.
In one of the major stampede tragedy in Bihar near
Adalghat during pilgrimage visit 108
Bihar played a remarkable role in transferring 9 injured people to the nearest hospital and many were provided
primary aid . The incident came to light when 108 Call Centre team received call
from Health care society to deploy Ambulances. 45 Ambulances were deployed to the incident spot to tackle the
situation post understanding the situation.
Ziqitza Health Care Limited participated in the EMCON- 14th Annual Emergency Medical Conference of the society of emergency medicine. This conference was presided by over 900 national and international delegates. The conference focused on various elements in Health sector comprising of the growth, trends and how many organizations are doing tremendous work in this fraternity.
The conference was a great platform to mark our presence on national and international level.
tragedy can be taken to either success or failure within the first 10 minutes
of medical attention. This crucial period is also known as THE GOLDEN HOUR. Quick and the timely help provided in this period
can be the difference between life & death as the pre-medical aid would
ensure that the victim is nearly saved till the appropriate treatment can be
made available from the nearby hospital.
Hour may be defined as the period during which all efforts are made to save a
life before irreversible pathological changes can occur thereby reducing or
preventing death in the second and third phase. This period may range from the
time of injury to definitive treatment in a hospital.
How does an Ambulance help?
·Quicker transit to hospital as they are given
first preferences. Remember, quicker the availability of medical aid, the
·State of the Art equipment ensures a smooth
transition from the house to the hospital in a safe environment.
EMT/ Paramedics on board ensure that patients are stabilized and managed while
they are being transferred to the hospital with much required Pre-Hospital
Why Ziqitza Health Care Limited?
Apart from the
above benefits, our Ambulances also
Support (BLS) techniques by our training arm LifeSupporters Institute of Health
of the art centre equipped with the latest technological tools that include:
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
positioning System (GPS)
Vehicle Location and Tracking and General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) network
The technology enables us to locate the
Ambulance nearest to the patient and then locate the nearest Hospital ensuring
quick response time.
What can you do?
you spot an accident or come across any medical scenario which requires
attention, Dial 1298 immediately to get aid. Available in Mumbai, Kerala,
Punjab, Bihar & Odisha
next time you hear an Ambulance siren, picture it as a cry of life as if it
were demanding help and let it pass.
We take pride to share with you that Sweta Mangal- CEO was invited to talk about Dial '1298' for Ambulance @ CII Young Indians Event on 17 November. This event was presided by known people from diversified field who shared their experience with the attendees.
Sweta spoke about how 1298 Ambulance is gaining momentum in Emergency Medical Response Service by providing world class Ambulance service in Mumbai, Punjab, Bihar, Kerala and Odisha.
Over the course of time we realized that in order to spread the word about the 108 to masses is to educate them. Over 200 students of Sr Secondary School in Punjab were educated on the services offered by 108 Punjab in a Demo Camp. This camp provided the hands on training to the students and teachers about various equipments are available in the Ambulance which are very important during medical emergency. The students and teachers thanked 108 Punjab for the knowledgeable demo.
108 Rajasthan organized a massive Health Check Up Camp in Nagaur, over 100 people got underwent the health check up. 108 Rajasthan also educated people on the importance of continuous monitoring of health.Participants not only appreciated the work of 108 Rajasthan but also extended support during emergency.
in truth and light, Diwali is celebrated nation-wide at the dawn of Amavaasya
every year. It symbolizes the age-old culture of our country which teaches us
to vanquish ignorance that subdues humanity and to drive away darkness that engulfs
the light of knowledge. Diwali, the festival of light projects the rich and
glorious past of our country and teaches us to uphold the true values of life.
the auspicious occasion of Diwali, the following tips can go a long way in
making the celebrations safe and memorable for you:
brings with it its own set of preparations & rituals. Even then to
enjoy it the fullest and avoid stress along with physical illness, it is
imperative to have healthy & small meals while juggling between
meeting visiting relatives, organizing Puja at home, burning crackers
& shopping. Also, Diabetics and the people with high blood sugar level
must be very careful during Diwali and avoid high intake of sweets.
Safety During Burning
Always accompany children
while burning crackers
Be alert while
burning crackers as clothes are prone to catching fire
Only buy crackers
from authorized dealers in order to ensure its quality
Have a bucket
full of water ready as a precautionary measure
crackers near diyas, candles as they may lead to explosion and may injure
Keep all the
emergency numbers handy like Police, Ambulance, Hospital to save the time
Celebrate an Eco-Friendly
• Eco-Friendly Rangoli: Rangoli is an
essential part of any Indian festival. Instead of using harmful chemical colors
or paints for Rangoli design, you can substitute them with rice flour, pulse,
flowers, eco friendly colors and leaves.
• Save Energy: Since people decorate
their home by lighting them up. This places a huge load on the power supply
system. One can save a lot of electricity by opting candles and diyas for
decorating their home. Even though they consume oil, these lamps are usually
used only for a short time.
• Prevent Water Pollution: Water is a
precious commodity & irregular rainfalls have made it more scarce.
Encourage people to burn crackers away from these useful water bodies so that
clean water is accessible throughout the year
possible, avoid crackers all together, remember its a festival of lights not
sound. The same can go a long way in soothing elder people who yearn for peace
in these times.
any medical emergency Dial 1298 for Ambulance for immediate assistance and
support as every second counts during medical scenario.
best way to spread the word about services and your work is to involve the
community at large. 108 Kerala organized a First Responder Program for 120
Police Cadets of a government school. 108 Kerala educated the attendees on how
to handle various medical emergencies before the Ambulance arrives. This camp
was a huge hit and appreciated by the school authorities
It was a proud moment
for ZHL, for making to Limca Book of Records 2013. To create awareness for Dial
‘108’ in Emergency service in the state of Punjab, ZHL had launched Free First Responder Training Workshops in
December 2011to be held in various schools/colleges across the state, to
educate students about the basics of First Aid in case of medical emergency.
The Limca Record set up by ZHL stands in Medical
Sciences Chapter of Limca Book of Records 2013 by training 5143
participants in 6 months period (December 1, 2011- May 31, 2012) on FIRST Responder
Program (FRP) in Punjab.
108 Punjab was the associate partner in Uncaged Event of 2012 (Mahindra & Mahindra Adventure 4x4 Offroad track) organized by FMSCI. This event was inaugurated by Mr SPS Garcha, Director (North West FMSCI). Mr Garcha appreciated and applauded the spirit of 200 car drivers who showcased brilliant stunts with utmost care. Over 1000 people participated as audience and 108 Punjab was the leading partner to provide Emergency Assistance to people in the event.
With the increasing traffic on the roads, Ambulances have a tough
task in taking the patients to hospitals on time. The reasons can vary
from no lane system on a busy
urban road, the traffic being jam packed in either direction to non-existence
of Sidewalks/service streets or being heavily encroached. Frequent rallies
being conducted also do not help the cause.
Though in some cities, drives are conducted by
traffic police and citizens alike, to make people aware about the gravity of
the situation; much is left to be desired when it comes to saving a life.
And this is here where we as individuals can do our
bit. We in India care equally about people than in any other nation, all it requires
is a little awareness on our part.
Following are some tips that can go a long way in giving way to Ambulances
& saving Lives
Slow Down – It goes
without saying that whenever we spot an Ambulance we let them pass without any
hurdle, it’s our duty than a rule
responsibly– Traffic congestion generally happens when we try to wriggle out
generally ending up blocking others path.
Lane System – It might set you back by 5 minutes in reaching your destination
but its goes a long way in maintaining a clear path.
Responsible – Whenever you spot an Ambulance stuck in the traffic behind you,
just inform the policeman in charge to help clearing its way. A small gesture
can go a long way.
Sensible – A small scratch on the car is not worth in endangering a life.
Take your vehicle to the side of the road to sort out issues with irresponsible
drivers than creating traffic congestions
Carpool – Lastly,
carpool. The benefits go way beyondwith
reduction in pollution, decongested road, healthy environment & social
interactions being some of them
Remember, Driving is a privilege not a right, your responsible
action can save a life.
108 Rajasthan were the perfect host for Leader's Quest team when they visited 108 Rajasthan office on 14 October. Leaders Quest team comprised of people from varied cultures and profession. 108 Rajasthan showed the work which is being done by the team and how people are served during medical emergencies.
Leader's Quest team appreciated how 108 Rajasthan team follows protocol and processes to handle various challenges.
Shine India Foundation along with Eye
Bank Society of Rajasthan organized an event to promote Eye Donation. 108 Rajasthan co-sponsored the event. Mr Meetha Lal Mehta- Ex Chief
Secretary, Rajasthan Govt, Eye Bank Society Chairman) and MR Bhandari- Ex DGP,
Rajasthan were the Chief Guest.
Over 500 people participated in this event in which a skit was presented
to showcase the benefits of donating eyes to people who need. A musical program
was also organized by Geetanjali team to spread awareness about the same.
Post the event 100 eye
donor’s families were felicitated for
donating eyes to eye bank. This event was a huge success.
The leading business magazine Entrepreneur featured
ZHL in their October Issue. The article was featured in the section Social
+ Entrepreneur, which talked about the journey, feats and challenges of
Vogue the leading fashion magazine featured Sweta Mangal: CEO ZHL in their anniversary special edition on completion of 5 years. The anniversary special edition featured 5 social entrepreneurs including Sweta Mangal in their Goodwill Hunting Section.
The article covered the journey of ZHL in adding difference to the society by providing world class Ambulance service.
Residents of Vaishali Nagar participated in the Free Health Check Up Camp organized by 108 Rajasthan. Over 100 people underwent BP, Blood Sugar check up with 108 Rajasthan team. The residents were also educated on the services provided by 108 Ambulance.
Honorable Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Prof KV Thomas launched '1298' in Kattapana, Idukuki District. Free Health Check Up Camps were organized for 1000 residents. Honorable Minister Prof KV Thomas said "this is a great initiative by 1298 especially for people living in the high range area where in cases of emergencies reaching the patient to hospital might be of difficulty."
108 Rajasthan organized a demo and health check up camp for Nursing College students in Bhilwara. Over 200 students participated in this camp and underwent health check up comprising of blood sugar, BP. These students were also educated on the services provided by 108 Ambulance during critical medical situations.
While the nation suffers
from rising inflation, increasing prices & fiscal deficits, there are
certain areas where our alertness can not only save crores in Rupees but
Did you know? India suffers
a staggering hit of Rs.1 lakh crore - every year due to road accidents,
according to the International Road Federation report.
According to Planning
Commission studies during 2001-2003, that is nearly a decade ago, the total
losses to the economy due to road accidents in the year 1999-2000 were pegged
at Rs.55,000 crore -, some three percent of the country's GDP.
This means the losses have almost doubled in the last decade. The losses take
into account victim-related costs, property damage and administration costs.
What we can do?
Driving – Though the police is doing its
job, it becomes our moral responsibility to follow the rules in letter &
spirit because when we are behind the wheels, we are not only responsible for
our lives but others on the road as well.
●Be Pro-active – If you witness an accident, take the initiative to
call an Ambulance than waiting for someone else which will lead to wasting time
during this critical moment. Just dialling 1298 or 108 at this juncture is all
that would take to get immediate help.
●Wait for an
Ambulance – In severe cases, it’s
preferable to wait for an Ambulance as the paramedics are equipped to handle
the victims in emergency situations, thus avoiding further damage. Before the
Ambulance reaches the spot providing the basic First Aid would also minimize
the loss. Now a days the Ambulances are equipped with the latest technology to
run initial scans /treatment on the way to hospital, thus being the difference
between life & death.
●Be Patient - The short temper on roads and low regard for traffic
rules, by both motorists and pedestrians is a common sight these days. The
rules learnt as a child still hold good. Starting early for the destination
would result in a happy commute for everyone.
●Be safe: A helmet not only makes you safe but also adds to your
look. Grab one from the range of sturdy and well designed ones and get ready to
make heads turn. Do remember to fasten your seat belts whether you are behind the steering wheel or sitting
on the passenger seat. (PS: don’t forget the ISI approval J )
Most of the problems that we face can be resolved by practicing little
discipline on our part. And in this case, not only will it save crores to our
economy but the priceless smile of a child, joy of a wife & security of a
author Dr. Vaishali who is a veteran
in Emergency Medical Response Services Hospital
Care from Ziqitza Health Care Limited, pioneer in the field of Emergency
Medical Response Services.
Over 150 students students from Kazhakuton police station participated in FRP camp organized by 108 Kerala on 22 August.
108 Ambulance staff provided the training on dog and snake bite, burns accidents and choking. The education and training majorly focused on how to deal with various medical situations and how 108 Kerala can make difference by providing EMS in medical emergency.
Over 250 NCC Cadets of Senior Secondary School participated in the demo and awareness camp organized by 108 Rajasthan. NCC Cadets along with their teachers were educated on the services provided by 108 Ambulances, how to avail the service and importance of various equipments.
108 Ambulance staff also demonstrated the whole process of 108 Ambulance comprising of getting a call to ensuring the person is shifted to the Hospital.
'1298' Senior Citizen's Helpline along with the partner NGOs participated in 'Celebrating Age' @ World Trade Center. This event was organized to celebrate and discuss the issues related to elderly people.
Eminent speakers from various NGOs participated and shared their experience and thoughts on the same. On 21st September World Alzheimer's Month was also celebrated in which how to handle people who suffer from Alzheimer and symptoms to identify the same were discussed.
The festive season in India has begun.
Starting September, the festive calendar beams with the arrival of Shree
Ganesha into our homes, the celebration of victory of Good over Evil (Dashera),
the return of Lord Rama (Diwali), the birth of Christ before we finally bid
The celebrations along with the fun,
excitement, Family get-togethers and re-unions also bring fatigue due to
excessive preparations & arrangements undertaken.
such a scenario, any lapse in concentration can lead to major mishaps. The same
can be easily avoided by keeping the following thumb rules in mind and keeping
emergency numbers of police, fire brigade and Ambulance:
dangers duringVisarjanyou should keep in mind a few simple
things. Make yourGaneshChaturthihappier andsafeby following certain rules of thumb.
The responsibility of guiding theprocessionshould be entrusted to at least two
persons. One should guide the road traffic and other should lead theprocessionthrough the correct route.
There should be at least four people to hold the
ropes form both the sides of the processions. This will help the processions to
move ahead easily and will be convenient for vehicles toavoidaccidents. You can also ask themotherstaking part in the processionto take care of their own children as
they are most prone to accidents
Avoidlighting crackers while the processions
are moving on the road. This will helpavoidpollution. Happinessand joy is better enjoyed when everybody’s safety is
Precautions at the sea-shore
If the idol is too big you can arrange for a
boat. At least three to four men who can swimshould enter the sea. Keep the children away from this
task. Make sure that the life-guards are present at the sea-shore. Make sure
that you do not throw the garlands andflowersoffered to the idol in the sea. Immerse the idol in
artificial ponds created by the government if available. Also, keep an ambulance service at bay since
last moment availability in case of any mishap might be difficult, due to the
festive occasion. In any mishap during the procession near sea shore make sure
you call the Ambulance which will provide immediate assistance during any
Try to celebrateEco-friendlyGanesh Chaturthias far as you can. This will makeGaneshVisarjansaferfor you and others too. Aspollution hazardsare increasing day by day one can look at buying smallGaneshidols. All theGaneshidols either small or big give equal
amount of blessings to devotees. Remember that safe celebration means unlimited
happiness and blessings form LordGanesh.
Last and more importantly, don’t let
the celebrations act as a hindrance to those who need medical attention. Give
way to Ambulances.
Over 60 members of Viswan Arts and Sports Club participated in the Demo and Awareness Camp organized by 108 Kerala. The attendees were educated on the services provided by 108 Kerala and how anybody can avail the service. The members of the club showed huge interest in the demo and also got an opportunity to understand the equipments we use in 108 Ambulance.
We believe in reaching out to more people and educate them about our services. One such event of Demo and FRP camp was organized for NCC cadets and special children by 108 Kerala. over 600 NCC Cadets and 20 Officers from Military participated in this camp. 108 staff educated the participants on services provided by 108, how to call 108, equipments available in the Ambulance. Post this event First Aid training was provided to special children so that they can be well equipped to take care of emergency.
This camp was a huge success as the school authorities were immensely happy by the team and the services.
Guru Govind Singh Senior Secondary School in association with 108 Punjab organized a rally on 29 August. This rally was about spreading the word on the safety tips while driving and ill effects of Drink and Drive. Over 200 students participated in this 2km long rally. This activity was covered by daily journals.
One of the best medium to spread the word about 108 service is the demo camp, 108 Rajasthan organized a demo and awareness camp at a Senior Secondary School. Over 100 students along with school authorities participated in this demo camp. 108 team educated the students on the services offered by 108 Ambulance and how to avail the service.
On 15 August,108 Punjab along with the school students and teachers organized a rally in Gurdaspur to educate everyone about the services offered by 108 Punjab. Slogans like "Jaan bachao, 108 lagao" not only captivated everyone's attention but also made them inquisitive to know more about 108.
The school authorities appreciated the work done by 108 Punjab.
15 August was truly a memorable day for 108 Ambulance Crew, Rajasthan as the Ambulance crew was awarded for the commendable work done by them. This award not only boosted their spirits to keep continuing the work but also provided them the recognition in a ceremony which was attended by over 1000 people.
With the global healthcare business growing at exponential rates, hospitals in India are feeling the pressure to prioritize on their core competency – ‘managing their patients and providing excellent treatments’. Most leading hospitals and nursing homes in India are now focused on improving their core competence and have shifted focus on outsourcing other aspects of hospital management like catering, housekeeping or pharmacy. One of the key management issues faced by hospitals is managing their Ambulance fleet. To cater to the acute need of well equipped and maintained fleet of Ambulances in hospitals, Emergency Medical Services are being outsourced to state-of-the-art companies leaving the end consumer hale & hearty.
And the benefits of the same are immense, check them out:
Customization fitting hospital needs – Companies are now venturing into management and operations support service for operating advanced Life-Support Ambulances of hospitals and other institutions. Ziqitza provides hospitals with custom designed Ambulances and trained manpower and this helps hospitals concentrate on its core competency of medical care activities.
24/7 Services – Emergency doesn’t come with a warning. To keep a step ahead of them, Companies like ZHL keeps 24/7 live track of the Ambulance and provide the hospitals with a comprehensive report on every aspect of Ambulances, right down to its speed, its travelling on any specified day or time. This also ensures 365 days uptime for the Ambulance for the hospitals.
Improved technology & design – Nowadays Amublances are designed, modelled and operated on international lines and are equipped with the most modern medical equipments like Defibrillator Ventilator, Pulse Oxy-meter, Cardiac Monitor, ECG, Suction Machine, Resuscitation kit, Syrije pump etc In addition patient transfer facilities like collapsible stretcher, scoop stretcher, spine board, canvas stretcher, stair chair cum wheel chair etc.
Trained Manpower: It is very crucial that Ambulance crew is trained and able to provide adequate care during the emergency or transfer. ZHL ensures trained Emergency Medical Technicians and Drivers who are provided the training by LIHS, the International Training Centre of the American Heart Association (AHA), enabling them to stabilize patients and transfer with Medical Support
About Ziqitza Health Care Limited.
ZHL had been set up with a vision to assist in saving human lives by providing a leading network of fully equipped Advanced and Basic Life Support Ambulances across the developing world. ZHL is currently operating 860 Ambulances across Mumbai, Bihar, Kerala, Punjab, Odisha and Rajasthan. ZHL has been the pioneer in introducing ‘Ambulance Outsourcing’ in India in 2011 and is currently managing and operating Ambulances for leading Hospitals. ZHL has reputed investors like Acumen Fund, GMR/AMR (USA largest Ambulance Company), HDFC, IDFC and India Value Fund on board.
ZHL’s Strategic Partners include London Ambulance Services, Life Supporters Institute of Health Science and New York Presbyterian Emergency Medical Service (NYP-EMS). Since inception ZHL has served more than 16 00,000 people across India. The vast experience ZHL has in this service and the processes they follow helps them to maintain high quality standards in the service industry.
Another feather got added in 108 Kerala's cap when they touched 50,000 lives. This moment was marked with huge appreciation by locals, government officials, media fraternity making this journey truly cherishable.