Press Release 02 September 2020
Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd (ZHL) Asia’s largest emergency medical service provider company has successfully served more than 2 million people in the state. The company started its operation in Punjab in the year 2011, with 242no of ambulances. The Punjab Government is currently in the process of adding 77 new Ambulances to its 242 strong fleet currently, which will take the number up to 319.
32 Ambulances in this phase have been launched by the Honorable Health Minister-Shri. Balbir Singh Sidhu and MD – PHSC In August 2020. All the Ambulances are going to be Swaraj Mazda BVI vehicle, produced in Punjab. The Ambulances will be launched across 22 districts by December 2020. Ziqitza aims to reduce the number of fatalities caused due to accidents by providing timely emergency medical help to the people within the golden hour.
Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd offers 108 Helpline for medical emergency services for critical care, trauma and ‘accident cases’ in the region. Completing Nine glorious years of operations in Punjab, Ziqitza Healthcare has achieved a series of milestones through its well-organized and prompt service. The company to date has handled 2705+ safe deliveries in the ambulance, attended to 1,95,000+ accident cases and helped 6,52,000+ pregnant women reach on time to the hospital.
Ziqitza plays a key role in providing timely medical aid in the form of life support ambulance services and is working tirelessly to increase awareness around ‘Golden Hour’ and equip citizens to deal with emergency situations in Punjab. Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd has contributed to the following till Date in Punjab:
Total People Serve
Above 2 Million
Above 6.52 lakh
Commenting on the success, Mr. Saikat Mukherjee, Project Head, Ziqitza Health Care Limited said “Addition of fleets in the state will help us serve better the population of the state. With our vision to become the leading EMS Player in the country, Ziqitza is committed to a standard of excellence which can only be achieved by selflessly serving people by tackling every medical emergency in the Golden Hour. Emergency Medical service has come a long way, since we began our operations in Punjab, our aim is to contribute to the region and help save more lives and provide assistance to everyone in need, despite his / her financial strata. We are extremely happy that we were able to cater our services to such a huge number in the past two years and we will continue to serve the people of the state with the same momentum and expertise. We are proud to serve the people of Punjab for the last 9 years and are thankful to our staff and the government of Punjab for this opportunity”.
Dial 108 provides emergency health care services to the people of the state in case of any emergencies like accidents, heart attacks, stroke, or any other any medical emergencies. This service can be availed by calling 108 a Toll-Free number which is accessible from any landline or mobile. 108 Control and Dispatch Centre (CDC) is set-up in Amritsar to handle all the emergency medical calls. All the Ambulances are equipped with GPS technology which enables the CDC to locate the ambulances in shortest possible time. And the most important fact is that this world class service is ABSOLUTELY FREE for the people. Dial 108 service has been truly instrumental in providing quality pre-hospital care work closely with the state government to ensure timely assistance through our EMS service.
Some of the salient features of the product offering are as follows:
The single number available to call for an ambulance in case of a medical emergency
Reliable ambulance service
Affordable, Accessible and Trustworthy
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Naresh Jain, CEO, Ziqitza Health Care Limited said, “We are happy to announce addition of 77 Ambulances of the 108-emergency ambulance service in Punjab. We now hope to steadfast into the other regions of the state in a phase wise manner. We are very thankful to the Government of Punjab and Punjab Rural Health Mission Society & Department of Health and Family Welfare, for their continuous support. We look forward to using our experience of over a decade in operating over 3000 Ambulances across India, in providing quality pre-hospital care to the people of Punjab.”
Ziqitza Healthcare, as part of company’s commitment to save lives, conducts the ‘First Responder program’ (FRP) in all its operational regions. In Punjab alone, Ziqitza has efficaciously executed 1700 FRPs widely spread among the local schools, colleges and public – private organizations. Where up-to 72,000 participants have been trained free of cost for providing first aid, before an ambulance arrives at the location and this increasing the chance of survival of the patient. Following its ‘Responsible Corporate Citizen’ line of duties as a social enterprise, Ziqitza also conducts various awareness workshops / seminars and drives in the local areas which help people improve their quality of life and put health on priority. Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd, Asia’s largest emergency service provider company, has successfully served over 25 Million People in India, Ziqitza operates in association with the state governments and the National Health Mission (NHM) and manages the national helplines 108.
As per a recent report by the Health Management Information System (HMIS) data (April-August 2019), Punjab has reported 98.3 percent institutional deliveries across the State which is the essential factor of overall improvement of the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in Punjab. 108 has played a key role in increasing institutional deliveries in the state.
Ziqitza Healthcare is focusing on building an overall strong emergency and medical service in Punjab by expanding in terms of technology support, training and learning, and infrastructure. Ziqitza Limited is determined to further improve the healthcare conditions and medical services by making them accessible and affordable to all people of Punjab.
About Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd.
Ziqitza 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. Ziqitza is currently operating 3300 plus Ambulances across Maharashtra, NCR, Punjab and Odisha, Sikkim, MP and Jharkhand. Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd has currently more than 10,000 people working tirelessly, day and night, to serve people in India. Ziqitza has reputed investors like Acumen Fund, HDFC, IDFC and India Value Fund on board.It has served over 25 million people till date. Ziqitza Healthcare has been a pioneer in EMS in India for last 15 years in India. Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd (ZHL), Asia’s largest emergency medical service provider and one of the fastest-growing holistic healthcare solutions platforms in India through Public Private Partnership and Corporate Wellness solutions. In Public Private partnership it operates 108/102 Ambulances, Medical Mobile Units and Medical Helpline with various state governments. Ziqitza also offers a “one-stop solution” for corporate wellness & holistic healthcare for corporates, ZHL offers turnkey solutions that include Ambulance at Site, Wellness at Workplace, Telehealth Services for Employees, Medical Rooms, Doctors on Site and Occupational Health Therapies, among others under Corporate Wellness section.