Ziqitza Health Care Ltd (ZHL), emergency medical service provider served over 70 lakh people in past two years. The emergency services in past two years in the State, has helped 17 lakh pregnant women across the state. Currently, ZHL operates 606 ambulances under the 108 helpline number and 735 ambulances are operating under Janani Sewa across 51 districts along with 150 additional Mobile Medical Units.
While talking to media persons here on Thursday, Jitendra Sharma, Project Head, Ziqitza Health Care Limited said the company has been working tirelessly since October 2016 in its endeavour to provide top class emergency medical care to individuals across the state. With ZHL starting operations the maternal and infant mortality and maternal mortality ratio has been reduced by promoting institutional delivery. In 2016, Madhya Pradesh had recorded the highest infant mortality rate (IMR), ie, 51 deaths of children less than one year of age per 1,000 live births. The company has been successful in reducing the rate to 32, following the improvement in the care of pregnant women in the state. In Madhya Pradesh, the 108 helpline for emergency services was set up to assist those individuals who are in dire need of urgent medical aid. On a daily basis, the company has catered to over 10,000 emergencies and has served more than 2400 pregnant women on an average.