ZHL was setup by a group of young professionals who, after their training in the US and entrepreneurial projects in India, realised the acute need for an organised and networked Ambulance service in India, which would also be the fastest emergency response service.
Our vision is reflected in our commitment to meet International standards of quality in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and be accessible to everyone regardless of their income bracket. Our values lie in being ethical, transparent and fostering teamwork.
Late one fateful night in India, Shaffi Mather’s mother choked in her sleep and had breathing problems. Faced with the uncertainty of what to do, which number to call, and whom to rely on for assistance, the family felt helpless and chose to drive her to the hospital themselves. Just a few days later, Ravi Krishna’s mother collapsed in Manhattan, New York, USA, and within minutes, 911 arrived, provided medical aid and his mother survived.
The founders realised that the difference in both scenarios was the availability and accessibility of standardised emergency medical services provided. Every life matters and every second counts in saving a life. We believe that countless lives can be saved and numerous casualties minimised, with adequate and quick transportation facilities.
ZHL recognised the need of organised and professional ambulance providers in the country, and thus began the journey to create the best emergency response service in India that would be on par with 911 in the U.S. and 999 in the U.K. They realised the urgency of an organised and networked ambulance service required for saving those lives that would have been otherwise lost, for want of timely medical attention.
Apart from our core values of being ethical, being transparent and fostering teamwork, we also focus on delivering top quality services that involve saving lives, minimising anguish and aiding in improving the patient’s outcome.
In 1997, Prahlad Kakar founded Genesis Film Production - one of the India's oldest and foremost advertising production houses, which has been instrumental in changing the face of Indian advertising. Before entering the world of advertising, he worked as assistant to renowned filmmaker Shyam Bengal. His work includes ad films for leading brands, including PepsiCo P & G. Nestle and MasterCard. He holds an economics degree from Fergusson College, Pune.
After serving as the COO of Titan Company Ltd, Bijou Kurien built Reliance Retail into a retail juggernaut in several segments of the market as its President & CE. The retail and consumer industry veteran is also a board member of several listed and unlisted companies, mentoring various national and international Industry associations. He currently advises two leading consumer-focused PE Funds and is their nominee director on the boards of some of their portfolio companies. He is a Science graduate from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore and a Postgraduate in management from Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur.
Co - Founder and Managing Director
Naresh Jain is co-founder and Managing Director at Ziqitza Health Care. He is also a trustee and co-founder of Life Supporters Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS). He holds an MBA in finance from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Jodhpur in Rajasthan. He has varied experience in establishing start-ups within the manufacturing and services sector. In addition, he has worked extensively in treasury and corporate finance.
Non - Executive Director
Prem Kumar Varma has been on Board of Group companies engaged in Real Estate and Infrastructure development. 29 years of banking experience and holding senior positions in SBI, Credit Lyonnais/ Calyon Bank, Diamond Trust Bank Tanzania and Doha Bank, Qatar and 5 years as CEO of Zaminta, a Real Estate company engaged in land retailing
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The London Ambulance Service (LAS) was founded in 1965 and is one of the largest metropolitan emergency ambulance services in the world. The emergency medical service has over 5,000 employees working in a range of roles at 70 ambulance stations. Besides responding to 999 emergency calls, LAS is also involved in providing pre-arranged patient transport and finding hospital beds. They also work with the police and the fire service, and are prepared to handle large-scale or major incidents LAS provides training support, staff exchange and special expertise to Ziqitza Health Care.
NYP-EMS is New York City’s largest hospital-based ambulance service provider and a vital component of its 911 system. The community based medical emergency ambulance system responds to calls from the FDNY, NYPD and other services throughout the city. The NYP-EMS has a strong global presence and is affiliated with Ivy League medical schools and top doctors from around the world.
Founded by a team of doctors dedicated to building professional EMS in India, LIHS/LMA is an International Training Centre of the American Heart Association. Established in the year 2003, LIHS is accredited by Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) for imparting training of its various courses under the aegis’s of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). LIHS was the institute anointed to conduct the Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B), Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced (EMT-A), Diabetes Educator pilot batch by HSSC.