Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
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.
Below is the link to vote:
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.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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, Kerala Mr Oommen Chandi for supporting this event and doing credible work in Emergency Medical Service in the state of Kerala.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
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.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
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.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Any 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.
Golden 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 better.
· State of the Art equipment ensures a smooth transition from the house to the hospital in a safe environment.
· Trained EMT/ Paramedics on board ensure that patients are stabilized and managed while they are being transferred to the hospital with much required Pre-Hospital Care.
Why Ziqitza Health Care Limited?
Apart from the above benefits, our Ambulances also provide:
· Life Support (BLS) techniques by our training arm LifeSupporters Institute of Health Sciences.
· State of the art centre equipped with the latest technological tools that include:
Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Lines
· Computer Telephony Integration
· Voice Logger System
· Global positioning System (GPS)
· Automatic 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?
Whenever 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
The next time you hear an Ambulance siren, picture it as a cry of life as if it were demanding help and let it pass.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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.
Monday, November 19, 2012
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.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Ushering 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.
On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, the following tips can go a long way in making the celebrations safe and memorable for you:
- The festival 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 Crackers:
- 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
- Avoid putting crackers near diyas, candles as they may lead to explosion and may injure you
- Keep all the emergency numbers handy like Police, Ambulance, Hospital to save the time during emergency.
Celebrate an Eco-Friendly Diwali
• 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
If 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.
For any medical emergency Dial 1298 for Ambulance for immediate assistance and support as every second counts during medical scenario.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The 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.
Monday, October 29, 2012
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.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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
- Drive responsibly– Traffic congestion generally happens when we try to wriggle out generally ending up blocking others path.
- Follow 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.
- Be 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.
- Be 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 beyond with 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.
Copyright- Zqitza Health Care Limited
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
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.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
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.
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."
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
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?
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 family.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The best way to learn is to have hands on experience which DAV School students and the professors will vouch on.
3 days FRP program in Mohali was organized by 108 Punjab from 25-27 September to educate the students and school authorities on handling basic medical situations and how to avail 108 Ambulance service.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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.
Honorable Excise Minister Mr K Babu launched 1298 Kerala in Aluva along with launching health camp in pulimchodu junction.
Mr K Babu also mentioned that with the increasing need of timely EMS in city 1298 Kerala is already making a difference to the society by providing medical assistance to people.
Over 200 attendees underwent the health check up comprising of blood sugar, BMI, BP with 1298 Kerala in the Ambulance to educate people on the importance of monitoring the health constantly.
Over 100 people residing in the slum areas of Rajasthan underwent Free Health Check Up camp with 108 Rajasthan.
This camp was organized to trickle the effect of monitoring one's health to avoid future complications.
The attendees thanked 108 Ambulance staff for making the Ambulance service available to them in medical emergencies.
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.
Monday, September 24, 2012
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.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Safety during Ganesh Chaturthi
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 2012 goodbye.
The celebrations along with the fun, excitement, Family get-togethers and re-unions also bring fatigue due to excessive preparations & arrangements undertaken.
In 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:
To avoid possible dangers during Visarjan you should keep in mind a few simple things. Make your Ganesh Chaturthi happier and safe by following certain rules of thumb.
The responsibility of guiding the procession should be entrusted to at least two persons. One should guide the road traffic and other should lead the procession through 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 to avoid accidents. You can also ask the mothers taking part in the procession to take care of their own children as they are most prone to accidents
lighting crackers while the processions are moving on the road. This will help avoid pollution. Happiness and joy is better enjoyed when everybody’s safety is ensured
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 swim should 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 and flowers offered 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 medical scenario.
Try to celebrate Eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi as far as you can. This will makeGanesh Visarjan safer for you and others too. As pollution hazards are increasing day by day one can look at buying small Ganesh idols. All the Ganesh idols either small or big give equal amount of blessings to devotees. Remember that safe celebration means unlimited happiness and blessings form Lord Ganesh.
Last and more importantly, don’t let the celebrations act as a hindrance to those who need medical attention. Give way to Ambulances.
Wish you all a happy festive season ahead.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
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.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
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.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
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.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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.
Monday, August 20, 2012
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.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
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.