Dial ‘1298’ for Ambulance is a part of Ziqitza Health Care Limited which was started by 5 young professionals in 2002, who after their education/training and professional employment/entrepreneurial projects in India, realized the acute need for organized and networked Ambulance service in India for saving lives which may otherwise have been lost ONLY for want of timely medical attention.
Dial ‘1298’ for Ambulance: works on the principle of cross subsidy wherein the Ambulances are owned by the company and are made self sustainable by charging the end user a charge which differ basis on the choice of the destination. The principle of cross subsidy is used wherein:
Full charge to a patient going by choice to a private hospital.
Subsidized charge to BPL (Below Poverty Line) patient going by choice to a government / municipal hospital.
Free service to accident victims, unaccompanied, unconscious individuals and victims of mass casualty incidents.
1298 is currently operating over 860 Ambulances across 5 states and has served over 18,00,000 people till date.
To ensure that we meet different needs ranging from fracture to cardiac cases, ambulances have been equipped accordingly with medical equipments. The two types of Ambulances which we provide as per medical emergency are:
Advanced / Cardiac Life Support Ambulances
Basic Life Support Ambulances
‘1298’ women’s helpline was launched with the assistance of leading 10 NGOs. The facility was by calling 1298 (which is also an Ambulance number), women in distress would be directed to relevant NGOs who will counsel and provide the assurance as per the need of the caller. The ‘1298’ Women’s Helpline initiative is sponsored by Ross Group.
Senior Citizen’s Helpline:
To provide some relief to the senior citizens of Mumbai, the Nargis Dutt Memorial Charitable Trust along with Dial ‘1298’ for Ambulance launched a 24 x 7 Senior Citizen’s Helpline which is working closely with 10 prominent NGOs dealing with senior citizens to act as a bridge between them.
Any senior citizen requiring assistance can dial 1298 from a landline or a mobile phone which will connect them to a counselor who is available 24 x 7 to assist them.
First Aid training:
Life supporters Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS), a world class institute is the training arm of the Dial ‘1298’ for Ambulance Service. LIHS was created by a team of doctors, with a mission to build a cadre of trained EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE Professionals.
Free Health Check Up Camps:
Ziqitza Health Care Limited organizes Free Health Check Up Camps at various touch points like parks, temples, housing societies to spread the awareness of importance of health. This camp includes blood sugar test, blood pressure, pulse rate check and general consultancy. So far we have done the health check up of over lakhs of people, we are looking forward to spread the word and make India a healthy place to reside.[box]
Ziqitza Health Care Limited
AAA CSSC, M.N. Roy Human Development Campus,
2nd Floor, C Wing,
Plot No 6, F Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Mumbai: 400 051, India.