Ziqitza’s vision is to assist in saving human lives by providing a leading network of fully equipped Advanced and Basic Life Support Ambulances across the developing world. 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.
In 2005, Ziqitza Health Care Limited (Ziqitza Health Care) was founded by Shaffi Mather, Manish Sacheti, Ravi Krishna, Naresh Jain, Sweta Mangal - a group of young professionals - as a result of two contrasting personal experiences. 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. Ziqitza 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.
Under this model, Ziqitza partners with different state governments to provide EMS to the people in that state. Currently Ziqitza operates more than 3100 Ambulances under this model across India & UAE.
Ziqitza is known to provide customizable services that benefit corporate work locations and operations. Ziqitza supports specific medical needs for places like offshore oil and gas operations, maritime vessels, remote work camps, rural locations and more through a single source.
Ziqitza has fleet of private ambulances which is available to people through an easy to remember number 1298. It is similar to a taxi model, where in people pay as per use and according to a pre-determined rate card.
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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.
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