Cyclone Fani: Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd saves over 3,500 lives in Odisha

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Cyclone Fani: Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd saves over 3,500 lives in Odisha

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Co-Founded by Sweta Mangal, Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd was established in 2005 to provide emergency medical care at the hour of need.

One of the leading emergency healthcare providers in the country, Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd has saved more than 3,500 people in Odisha after springing into action during the Cyclone Fani. Operating 108 and 102 helpline services in the state, Ziqitza Healthcare shifted 3,600 pregnant women and injured people to the hospitals in their ambulances during the cyclone.

Co-Founded by Sweta Mangal, Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd was established in 2005 to provide emergency medical care at the hour of need. The company today operates more than 3,500 ambulances across 18 states, offering emergency medical aid to more than 10 million people.

Talking about the development, Sabyasachi Biswal of Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd said, “From May 2 to May 4, we brought 1800 pregnant women and 1800 injured to hospitals. The telephone network was disrupted in Bhubaneswar, Puri and Cuttack, so we had informed our ambulances to coordinate with district authorities and transfer patients.”

On the other hand, the Odisha government is also distributing free sanitary napkins to all households in Puri district as part of post-cyclone restoration measures, and will continue to do so for the next two months. The government informed that over 24 lakh sanitary napkins have been provisioned for free supply in the district.

Over one crore sixty-five lakh people have been adversely affected due to the cyclone in the state, which hit Puri coast on May 3. The government has also deployed several monitoring teams to oversee the multiple relief measures that have been undertaken.

A number of post-cyclone measures and availability of quick healthcare services through Ziqitza healthcare have been instrumental in preventing major outbreaks of diseases in the state.

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