Ziqitza Health Care Ltd. (ZHL), a public-private partnership organization with the Government of India, provides ambulances with state-of-the-art technological equipment and well-trained paramedics for patients requiring emergency response medical service, through several says the India. Over the years Ziqitza has taken a lot of effort to educate people to understand the need for EMS, why it is important to remember the number 112 or 108 to call in case of a medical emergency at home or in the office or when faced with an accident the road ?
Thus, according to Ziqitza experts, since the beginning of mankind, accidents and injuries have been part of everyday life. Disasters can and have happened at any time throughout our history. With the birth and development of organized human society, even in its primitive stage, we quickly realized the importance of emergency medical services. The basic principle of emergency services and first aid originated on the battlefields of the Greek and Roman wars, where military and civilian personnel treated wounded soldiers on the battlefield and transported them away from danger.
Napoleon’s European Wars in 1792 saw the birth of the flying ambulance – or “flying ambulance”, which used a system of horse-drawn carriages to transport victims to hospitals for treatment and medical assistance. The system was also in effect during the American Civil War, but one of the earliest precursors to modern emergency medical services dates back to before World War I. Ambulance services were operated by local funeral homes, using hearses to transport patients to the hospital. Understandably, the attendants had very little first aid training at the time, unlike modern ambulance services which are both technologically advanced and staffed with highly trained paramedics.
At the time, ambulances were simply used as means of transportation to take patients to the nearest hospital. This soon proved insufficient, as many patients would eventually succumb to death along the way. Eventually, several medical services began devising ways for patients to receive preliminary medical care in an ambulance, bringing them instant relief and drastically reducing the number of deaths. According to the West Virginia Department of Education, New York’s emergency services in 1869 had a response time of 30 seconds and were equipped with an ambulance surgeon and a quart of brandy for patients, to help numb the pain.
Although the first gas-powered ambulance was the Palliser Ambulance introduced to Canada in 1905, the First World War saw the advent of motorized ambulances on a larger scale. After the war, ambulances began to carry two-way communication devices and radio dispatchers to reduce the time needed to provide assistance. At that time, advances in the treatment of bleeding wounds and broken bones also saved several lives and restored injured limbs.
It wasn’t until the 1970s that ambulances began to resemble those of the modern world. Roof height was increased, along with ambulance carrying capacities, and sirens were made mandatory, along with tail lifts, ramps, winches and stretchers. The 1980s, on the other hand, saw the emergence of formal legislation focusing on pediatric and geriatric care.
In India, the first example of establishment of EMS services was in Mumbai, in 1985, when 15 ambulances were connected to a centralized dispatch center wirelessly by the Association for Trauma Care of India.
Mr. Chandan Datta, Government Affairs Manager – Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd, further states that it has taken almost 2 decades for Ziqitza Health Care to build operational efficiency, training expertise and technology infrastructure to ensure service delivery for 108 is not impacted . In fact, over 98% of the users of these services have shown immense trust and satisfaction across India. We at Ziqitza Limited are proud to have been able to serve millions of people through this initiative with utmost care.
Ziqitza Healthcare has successfully served over 42 million patients across India over the past decade, elevating its industry leading position. Today, ZHL is not only recognized by Indian government but also by several international institutions for its reliable services in emergency medical field.
About Ziqitza Healthcare Limited
Ziqitza Healthcare Limited (ZHL) has been the leading provider of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in India for the past 17 years. Ziqitza Limited is a well-established corporate entity in primary healthcare services in India and the Gulf and has served 42 million people in India till date. Z iqitza has not only witnessed but also been a partner in the drastic change in the EMS scenario in India. Since we have built a highly successful and differentiated public-private partnership venture with the state government and national health mission in various states of India, where we provide primary response medical service to the urban sector and rural with a network of 3000 ambulances staffed by paramedics and trained. drivers to assist both emergency, non-emergency and covid patients on board.
Our clients include Hospitals, Government and Corporate clients in India and the Gulf for various EMS requirements such as Ambulances, Mobile Medical Units, Telemedicine and Helplines. ZHL Rajasthan & Ziqitza limited Rajasthan also appreciated Dr. Datar and his team from Ziqitza Healthcare ltd for the observations made for sensitization on 108 Ambulance in India.
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