Ziqitza provides fully-equipped ambulances staffed with trained paramedics and drivers to manage day-to-day fleet operations for hospitals and corporates, so that they, in turn, can focus on their core competencies. We offer Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) vehicles. BLS ambulances are equipped with emergency kits, medicines and patient transport equipment.
As per the data revealed by NDTV, over 400 people are killed due to road accidents in India on a daily basis.
Additionally, the increasing incidence of heart-related ailments among Indian youth in the 21st century is another cause of concern for the country. Lifestyle imbalances have resulted in the global epidemic of obesity in most developed countries. The overall health quotient of people is deteriorating. Emergencies can always spring a surprise on us, and for us every life matters, which is why the 108 ambulance in Punjab, 108 ambulance in Odisha and 108 ambulance in Bihar service is increasingly important.
By staying updated about 108 emergency services in the country, provisioned by the government in partnership with private organisations such as Ziqitza Health Care Limited, one can stay a step ahead of fatal emergencies. 108, the national ambulance service number, for 108 ambulance in Punjab, 108 ambulance in Odisha, and 108 ambulance in Bihar was established as part of the National Health Mission, is one such facility that every individual needs to be aware of. If one does come across an emergency, helplessness can be avoided by availability of information about the 108 emergency services and its quality medical service.
The 108 emergency services, apart from first aid also provide Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support, along with oxygen cylinders and electrocardiography (ECG) machine. The ambulances have fully trained paramedics on-board with a thorough knowledge of the techniques by which emergency medical aid needs to be introduced and applied to the patient. The provision to contact a doctor or police station in case of fatalities is also facilitated by 108 emergency services’ tele-operators.
According to the statistics revealed by World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 3 lakh women lost their lives in 2015 as a result of complications that arose during pregnancy or childbirth.
17 per cent of the total 2.8 lakh maternity deaths worldwide took place in India as per the reports of 2013. What do these figures say about medical advancements all over the world?
Pregnancy is considered to be a critical condition, due to the intricate functioning of the mother’s body. These complications may be hard to comprehend when examined externally. Physical signs thus are considered insignificant and therefore often neglected. This causes the medical complexities to further grow unmonitored until they become life-threatening for both the mother and the child.
Many deaths during pregnancy occur within households due to which they usually go unrecorded or unaccounted for. Other women lose their lives while being transported to the hospital. Emergency medical services such as the 102 ambulance in Odisha or 108 Ambulance services are of paramount importance so as to tackle the existing situation. The National Health Mission (NHM) aims to reduce the infant and maternal mortality rate by increasing deliveries assisted by skilled birth attendants. Private organisations such as Ziqitza Health Care Limited (ZHL) aid the government so as to provide 102 Ambulance Services in Odisha to pregnant women and new-borns. ZHL has served 17,54,019 pregnant women and delivered over 10,000 babies across 17 states. Since the inception of NHM, in Odisha alone the maternal mortality rate (MMR) has reduced 81 points, from 303 (in 2006) to 222 (in 2013), whereas before NHM, from 1998 till 2006 there was only a 64 point decline in MMR during the 8 year span.
102/108 Ambulance Services provide a team of fully trained professionals on-board. This team of technicians and medical staff is well versed with Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) equipment so as to introduce necessary medical aid while the patient is transported to the hospital. Pregnancy can give rise to critical surgical and complex medical emergencies that are enhanced as a result of other diseases and conditions.
Therefore, a country like India where maternal mortality is skyrocketing and is also going unnoticed, the need of the hour is to create awareness regarding emergency medical services across urban as well as rural sectors. The only solution for this situation is to report such incidents and avail the services such as 102 which are put in place for the citizens. Call 102 Ambulance Services and/or 108 Ambulance Services when in need of Emergency Medical Care.
In this service model, the fees are cross subsidised - where the those who can afford pay higher and the poor pays less, and for the extremely poor, in cases of accidents or emergencies, the service is free of cost. Currently this service is operational in Mumbai, Odisha, Punjab, Bihar and Kerala.
Along with being the largest island city in the country, Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, is also India’s most populated city, with an estimated population of 12,478,447. This makes the need for emergency medical services and ambulances a gigantic priority, and the lack of it, has on several occasions, resulted in casualties which could have otherwise been avoided. The 1298 helpline number operated by ZHL helps provide the necessary assistance during these critical situations, operating on a pay per use model, where the patient or victim is charged an appropriate fee depending on whether he chooses to go to a government hospital or a private one.
The helpline number is also operational in Kerala, being one of the most popular travel destinations in the country. Since the lack of available medical response teams and ambulances in times of an emergency is one of the major reasons for loss of life in the state, ZHL operates 15 ambulances under the 1298 helpline number on a pay per use model. The ambulances are equipped with Advanced Life Support systems, including defibrillators, oxygen cylinders, and electrocardiography (ECG) machines, to ensure that in case of a critical emergency, the patient can be stabilised prior to being transported to the hospital, thereby minimising the risks and helping save lives. The ambulances are self-sustainable because the end user is charged a fee based on the hospital he chooses, a government one or a private one. In addition to that, ZHL also operates an ambulance outsourcing service in the state, currently managing a total of 28 ambulances in it.
Ziqitza Health Care operates two types of ambulances in this model: Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Our trained doctors and emergency medical technicians (EMT) on-board each ambulance administer First Aid and Basic Life Support techniques and other 'pre-hospital' care to stabilise patients. BLS ambulances are equipped with emergency kits, medicines and patient transport equipment that make the difference in lives saved during an emergency. ALS ambulances also carry life-saving equipment including defibrillator, oxygen cylinder and electrocardiography (ECG) machine. Both the Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances are staffed with state-licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) who receive the necessary training and guidance required to effectively aid patients with conditions ranging from mild to critical.
There is a need to effectively structure and outsource ambulance management in India. With the overall healthcare business growing at exponential rates, hospitals in India are feeling the pressure to prioritise their core capability which involves managing their patients and providing excellent treatments. Hence, hospitals associate with experts in the Emergency Medical Sector (EMS) like ZHL, for ensuring effective transfer of patients in the presence of trained EMTs in an ambulance.
A critical aspect of this is the availability of ambulances at the time of need. In addition to this, if the ambulance remains idle it leads to an increase in the operation cost of the hospitals. Hospitals must also outsource ambulance management in India. They will have to also invest in the training of paramedics thereby increasing the costs further. Hence looking at this need, ZHL plays a pivotal role in saving people’s lives by using high end technology and processes in order to transfer patients to the hospitals efficiently. Transferring patients within the golden hour increases the chance of survival to a great extent and that is how we aid hospitals to start treatment so that no time is lost in managing the process of patient transfer.
There has been tremendous economic development of the country over the years, with a lot of MNCs entering India. In order to concentrate on their competencies these MNCs and corporates reach out to experts like ZHL, to take care of emergency facilities for their employees, as part of their Human Resource Programme or Corporate Social Responsibility. Also the other key segments like private hospitals, factories and highway projects outsource the entire ambulance operations to ZHL.
ZHL’s advantage lies in the fact that ambulances are provided with trained paramedics and drivers who are available at all times in case of any medical emergencies. This helps them concentrate on their core competencies while customer care support handles ambulance support. With expertise in the field and experience with over 3000 ambulances, and an outsource ambulance management service in India, ZHL is able to provide entire infrastructure, trained manpower and technology based service delivery to our clients. The revenue from this model depends on the service model which the client has opted for but ZHL ensures that both parties mutually benefit from it commercially.
ZHL – a reliable option for your Company’s Safety
Corporate Social Responsibility is no longer just a lip service for companies today; they believe that it is their duty to provide the basic facilities in areas of literacy, hygiene, environment, or health, to create a better world for tomorrow. While evaluating their CSR roadmap, companies always want to work with reliable, experienced, and scalable partners. Keeping in mind this, ZHL is an excellent organisation to be considered for their CSR goals in the health space. The reason being, as per a 2015 report released by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, an esteemed wing of the UN Office of Disaster Risk Reduction, a total of 6,873 natural disasters claimed 1.35 million lives, leaving 218 million injured all over the world, in the 20-year period from 1994 to 2013. As per the data released by the Indian Government in 2013, road accidents were recorded to be another leading cause for medical emergencies, claiming 16 lives per hour, and 1.4 lakh lives a year. These statistics shed light on the grave heinousness with which emergencies, both natural and man-made, cause damage.
Given the scenario, organisations providing emergency medical care have a huge role in mitigating the loss of precious lives. Ziqitza Health Care Ltd. (ZHL) provides ambulances with state-of-the-art technological equipment and well-trained paramedics, for patients in need of emergency response medical service, across multiple states in India. Being one of the premier emergency service providers in the country, ZHL strives to provide international standards of emergency medical care, while maintaining the highest standards of reliability and quick response in case of an emergency. Equipped with such world class resources, ZHL has not only successfully served over 97 lakh patients across India in the last decade,
but it has also elevated its position as an industry leader. This makes it the best option to choose for any organisation when an ambulance on standby is necessary, or is to be provided to needy public hospitals, railways stations, or slum dwellers. Because of its strict adherence to ethics and protocols, and a repertoire of the latest, most advanced technology, backed by a team of highly trained medical personnel, ZHL has time and again proven itself to be the most reliable emergency medical service provider, reinforced by a dedication to providing care and saving lives. In the past, ZHL has been associated with the likes of TATA AIG, ICICI Lombard, and Western Railways in Mumbai, helping ensure their employee welfare.
ZHL has served over 1,00,00,000 patients across India till date, elevating its position as an industry leader.