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Ziqitza Healthcare Scholarship Programme for Ambulance Crew Children

In its third year of the initiative, Ziqitza Healthcare Limited awarded INR 50,000 scholarships to the top three children.

Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd management believes that in these pandemic-stricken times, 108 ambulance services have helped over thousands of patients.  The Ambulance Crew not only during the pandemic, but 365 days serves patients, risking their own lives to save others. Forgetting their own worries and problems, the EMT staff and ambulance pilots often risk their lives while on duty and give their patients the gift of new life. To express gratitude for these warriors and to secure a bright future for their children Ziqitza Healthcare Limited every year conducts Scholarship Programme for Ambulance Team’s to pursue secondary education without having to worry about finances.

Ziqitza had initiated this program to motivate its staff members and to ensure a bright future for their children in the states they operate 108 Ambulances in 2018. This year in phase 1 the program has been announced in Madhya Pradesh where the competition was held in all 51 districts of the state and one topper from each district will be awarded a scholarship. The topper from each district will be offered a scholarship of Rs. 10,000 each, whereas, three toppers from across the state would be chosen for a special scholarship worth Rs. 50,000 each. 

Ziqitza Healthcarepost announcement of the scholarship program across the 51 districts of Madhya Pradesh for the year 2020, under which 34 entries were received. The felicitation ceremony for the winners of the scholarship was held at Motel Shiraz  where the children were awarded the scholarship.

The winners were identified after a month-long process and following strict transparent process and due diligence. The Human Resource team screens each applicant and validates the results and candidates’ proof. This year the winners were from Rewa district, Swati Singh, the daughter of ambulance pilot Sardar Singh, had achieved 99%, whereas from Guna district, Arpit Singh Kushwah, and son of EMT Staff member Balendra Singh Kushwah, had achieved 96% in class X. From Sagar district, Kajal Bardiya, daughter of an ambulance pilot Durgesh Kumar Prajapati, had achieved 95.75% by securing 383 marks out of 400 in her class X exam. All these three toppers were awarded a scholarship of Rs. 50,000 each along with a trophy. Other meritorious children from different districts were also awarded a scholarship worth Rs. 10,000 each. On this occasion, the company’s project head Mr Jitendra Sharma and operation head along with many other senior company officials were present.

Project head- Ziqitza Healthcare Limited Mr Jitendra Sharma said, “On this joyous occasion today and I would like to extend my best wishes and congratulations to all those children who have made their parents, their society and their city proud. The company has made this effort in order to encourage and motivate the 108 ambulance staff and to secure a bright future for their children. In this program children of ambulance staff from across 51 districts of the state were given scholarships who have performed brilliantly in Class X examinations. Toppers from each district were awarded scholarships and three children who secured the highest marks among all toppers were also selected as state toppers. 34 students from different districts sent in their entries this year out of which 18 were shortlisted for the scholarship and three were awarded the highest scholarship. The toppers from each district were awarded a scholarship of Rs. 10,000 each whereas the top three students were awarded a scholarship of Rs. 50,000 each.” He also added “In the year 2018 and 2019 as well, scholarships had been awarded to the children of ambulance service staff. Looking at the success and warm reception of the past scholarship programs, we decided to roll out the scholarship program for 2020 as well.

Sharing his thoughts, Mr. Manish Sacheti, CFO, Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd said, “Employees are the heart and strength of our organization. We understand that our employees work under extremely challenging and demanding circumstances and we value their relentless commitment. This is a small yet significant way to showcase our support for the employees and help their children have a bright future through better education. Ziqitza continuously endeavours to introduce more such employee engagement program to recognize and value their perseverance. All this is directed to build a strong pillar in offering the best emergency medical service to the people of the states which we serve.”

Ziqitza Healthcare before pandemic in 2019 had also launched the first season of Ziqitza Cricket League in different states. This initiative was taken by the company for the recreation of its employees where different departments competed against each other. Ziqitza recognizes the intensity and commitment required by the job of its employees and believes in providing them with an environment where they can unwind and de-stress. Ziqitza Rajasthan too agrees that such employee welfare programs are great initiatives by the company.

 About Ziqitza Healthcare Limited

Ziqitza 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. Ziqitza 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.

Ziqitza Health Care Limited (ZHL), has been one of the leading players in India’s Emergency Medical Services industry since 2005. Ziqitza Limited was setup by a group of young professionals, who recognized the need for an organized and networked ambulance service system in India to respond effectively to all kinds of medical emergencies. Over the span of 15 years, the company has grown exponentially from being a start-up with 10 ambulances to become a well-established corporate entity with a fleet of 3,300 ambulances and almost 10,000 employees across the country. The company has operations in 16 states across India and has served over 28 million people till date.

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