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Ziqitza Healthcare Limited Highlights The Need For An Onsite Medical Room In India

The ambulance manned by a trained emergency medical technician and equipped with all necessary diagnostic and lifesaving equipment can transport the patient to the nearest health care facility.

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“Next to creating a life, the finest thing a man can do is save one.”— Abraham Lincoln

Medical emergency strikes without warning. It may be in form of an accident or sudden illness. Such events result in panic for the victim as well as the bystanders. Many do not know what to do or whom to call. Valuable time is lost in making arrangements for the ambulance or to call a doctor. Ziqitza Healthcare Limited, as an Emergency Service Provider for last 15 years believe that employees are the most important part of any organisation and we leave no stone unturned in ensuring their safety. To partner with organisations, looking to strength their medical support in house by providing services such as Medical Roomwhere companies can ensure employees safety within the premises with trained crew. Ziqitza is a “one-stop solution” for corporate wellness healthcare solutions for corporates that offers services that include Ambulance at Site, Ambulance on Subscription, Wellness at Workplace, Medical Rooms and Occupational Health Centre, among others.

Dr. Santosh Datar Medical Director, Ziqitza Healthcare Limited, says Research has shown that many patients with severe injury or heart attack or any other life-threatening medical conditions, die within first one hour. Hence this is called “Golden hour”. It is important that patient reaches an appropriate advanced health care facility within this hour. A timely intervention by trained first aider or a qualified health care worker may save life, relieve pain, minimize complications and minimize subsequent disabilities.

The infrastructure, facilities and staffing of a medical room may dependvarious factors such as activities at the location, number of people at any given time, hazards involved, working hours, proximity to the nearest health care facility etc. A basic medical clinic may consist of a waiting area, an observation room and examination room with additional facilities such as drinking water and toilet. It should be easily accessible and preferably on ground floor. Thus, Ziqitza service offering of a medical clinic at workplace can make a difference to save the precious life of a co-worker. Similar thoughts were voiced by ZHL Rajasthan & Ziqitza Limited Rajasthan.

Dr. Datar from Ziqitza further highlights the key Functions of a medical room as follows:

· First aid and initial management of injuries and medical illnesses

· Basic medical check-up and investigationse.g., blood pressure, blood sugar

· Dispensing of medicines (only under medical supervision)

· Health education sessions for staff on various topics such as basic first aid, lifestyle diseases and infectious diseases by way of lectures, poster display, exhibition, medical camps etc.

· Regular inspection and replenishing of stock in the ambulance if available at workplace.

· Measures such as management of airway and breathing, administration of oxygen, I.V. fluids, control of bleeding, cleaning of wounds, stabilization of fractures, cooling of burns, treatment of head, chest and abdominal injuries, CPR in case of cardiac arrest etc.

Medical Emergency Response Plan (MERP) is an important document to deal with medical emergencies or multi-casualty incidents. It outlines chain of responsibilities, contact numbers of persons to be informed, ambulance contact numbers, and information about nearest hospitals with advanced facilities MERP should be reviewed and updated regularly.

Speaking about the importance of Medical Room, Mr. Nandadeep Pandharkar – Sr. Vice President, Ziqitza Healthcare Limitedsaid “Statistics suggest that at least 52,000 people die due to occupational accidents on a yearly basis in India. Simple steps like ensuring ready medical room facility onsite with professional medical practitioners can help save lives and bring the number of occupation related deaths down drastically. Availability of a well-equipped ambulance in the premises adds value to the medical emergency care.

The ambulance manned by a trained emergency medical technician and equipped with all necessary diagnostic and lifesaving equipment can transport the patient to the nearest health care facility. Patient can be monitored and managed during the transport. It makes a good business sense as it is an investment and not an expense.We are currently serving over 70 leading corporate organisations & hospitals pan India to make their workplace safe. They have also successfully set up clinics onsite at various industrial locations with trained medical practitioners to provide timely medical help in case of any causalities or medical emergencies. “

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