Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Demo @ Godrej Industry

In another initiative of spreading word about the services provided by 108 Punjab, a demo camp was organized by 108 Punjab Team at Godrej Industry at Bamur, Mohali. Workers and employees of Godrej were educated on services offered and how 108 Punjab can be availed during medical emergency.

Demo @ 108 Punjab

108 Punjab organized a demo camp at Senior Secondary School at Fazilka, over 100 students along with their professors were imparted training on the services of 108 Punjab and how the services can be availed.

Students and professors thanked 108 Team for sharing the valuable information with them.

FRP @ 108 Punjab

Over 50 students from APS College- Malsian, Jalandhar were educated on First Responder Training which was organized by 108 Punjab. The students were educated on tips of how to handle various medical emergencies like snake bite, fracture, heat stroke and how 108 Ambulance can be availed in medical situations.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Keep it cool this summer season

Summers are round the corner and so are the concerns related to excessive heat and it can have dire effects. But there are some who get affected by it more than others. Who are they and how we can help them? Let’s have a look.

Did you know?
Infants and children upto four years of age are sensitive to the effects of high temperatures and rely on others to regulate their environments and provide adequate liquids.

Some other facts - People aged 65 years of age or older may not compensate for heat stress efficiently and are less likely to sense and respond to change in temperature.

Excess body weight might be a disadvantage-People who are overweight may be prone to heat sickness because of their tendency to retain more body heat.

Exercising is good, over-exertion isn’t -People who overexert during work or exercise may become dehydrated and susceptible to heat sickness.

People who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure, or who take certain medications, such as for depression, insomnia, or poor circulation, may be affected by extreme heat.

Small Tips go a long way
Do not leave children in cars: Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperature can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit within the first 10 minutes.

  1.  Avoid hot food and heavy meals - they add heat to your body.
  2.  Dress infants and children in cool, loose clothing and shade their heads   
     and faces with hats or an umbrella.
  3.  Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets, and leave the water in a 
     shady area.
  4.  Visit adults at risk at least twice a day and  
    closely watch them for signs
     of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent watching.
  5.  Know the symptoms of heat disorders and  
     overexposure to the sun, and 
    be ready to give
      first aid 
  6.  Always carry a bottle for water while travelling  
     which will keep you   
     hydrated in summers.
  7.  Protect yourself from heat waves by covering  
      your face with scarf.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Mr Steve Murphy visits 108 Odisha Office

Not everyday is a special day but 23rd April indeed was a special day when Mr Steve Murphy: President GMR made his visit to 108 Odisha office. ZHL CEO- Ms Sweta Mangal along with 108  Odisha team welcomed Mr Steve Murphy, since the inception of 108 Odisha operations it was the first visit of Mr Murphy to the city. 108 Odisha Team was delighted to brief  Mr Muphy on 108 Odisha operations and how things are progressing. Mr Murphy also met Odisha government to understand the development of OEMAS project and how more people can be served in Odisha.
Mr Murphy wished the team good luck and appreciated the work of 108 Odisha.

Friday, April 19, 2013

FICCI-FLO felicitated Sweta Mangal

At first look, Saturday, 6th April, 2013 would come across like any other weekend but this day was special. The event was the Jaipur Forum of FICCI-FLO. For the uninitiated, FLO is a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and industry (FICCI) which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India. The primary objective of FLO is to promote entrepreneurship and professional excellence in women.
On this day women entrepreneurs from across the nation came together to hear the success stories of those achievers who stood up for everything they believed in as they shared their experiences as to what makes them tick & how each & every women can bring the change they want to see in the society.
Ms. Sweta Mangal, CEO- Ziqitza Health Care limited, a leading emergency Service provider across the country, was also amongst the esteemed guest speakers for this event. Here, she not only recalled what triggered her to set out on this journey to provide emergency medical aid across the nation but also the triumphs, the hurdles, the joy, the sorrow, the challenges & those defining  moments that make Ziqitza Health Care Limited what it is today. She also got an opportunity to interact with budding women entrepreneurs and while sharing her experience with them, also got a lot to learn from them. The place was abuzz with enthusiasm around the exciting times that lie ahead for us a a country.
As the event came to an end, everyone left with a revived memory of the efforts made in the past and with a smile for what the future holds for them. And with the looks of it, the future does look good for all these determined entrepreneurs out there.