ZIQITZA HEALTHCARE CEO SWETA MANGAL SPEAKS: On Role of Pvt Providers in Healthcare

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Sweta Mangal, CEO of Ziqitza Healthcare Limited (ZHL)

 

Chandigarh, November 3, 2012 – Sweta Mangal, CEO of Ziqitza Healthcare Limited (ZHL), one of India’s leading Ambulance Service Provider (Dial 108 in Emergency Service in Punjab) was invited to participate in a stimulating and provocative discussion on “The Role of Private Providers in Expanding Access to Affordable, Quality Maternal Healthcare”at the side event to the 2012 UN General Assembly, held in New York.  

The event was organised by reputed not for profit organisations, namely Merck, Family Care International and Women Deliver.

The event was attended by distinguished panel of speakerssuch as Geralyn Ritter, Merck’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility; Dr. Flavia Bustreo, Head WHO’s programmes for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health; Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, who has served as Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Foreign Minister, and is former Managing Director of The World Bank; Karl Hofmann of PSI; and Family Care International’s President Ann Starrs.

The speakers highlighted the crucial role that private providers play in ensuring access to quality maternal health care, especially for the most marginalised populations, and the important contribution they can make in accelerating progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, which aims to reduce maternal mortality by 75% and achieve universal access to reproductive health.

Sweta in her session shared, ZHL’s experienceof operating more than 860 Life Support Ambulances across India, supporting the government in increasing access to quality, lifesaving care for poor patients. She pointed out, “One-third of ZHL’s patients are pregnant women needing transport to health facilities that offer skilled delivery care. Since its inception ZHL has attended to over 1.72 million people, that comprised 6,50,000 pregnant women and over 5,000 babies were delivered on board of the ambulances.”

It may be mentioned here that Ziqitza Health Care Ltd (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 and Rajasthan.

It has reputed investors such as 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).

It may also be mentioned here that ZHL has currently more than 4,800 people working tirelessly, day and night, to serve people in India.

Since inception ZHL has served more than 17, 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.

Date: 
Saturday, November 3, 2012