Ziqitza Health Care Limited has been a pioneer in providing emergency medical and transport services in India since 2005. The concept behind it’s formation dictates that no person should ever lose their life due to delays in the arrival of emergency services. As now India is in an endemic mode to recover from the coronavirus pandemic and employees start heading back into an office setting, employers need to have plans in place to ensure their employees can return safely. Employers need to make proactive measures to address COVID-19 and employee fear on returning to the workplace.
Dr. Santosh Datar Medical Director, Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd, explains Medical emergency strikes without warning. It may be in form of an accident, fainting, high fever, mental or sudden illness. The valuable time is lost in making arrangements for the ambulance or to call a doctor. Hence this is called “Golden hour”. A timely intervention by trained first aider or a qualified health care worker may save life, relieve pain, minimize complications and subsequent disabilities.
By having an on-site Medical Room, it ensures that residents receive prompt first aid treatment, which goes a long way during the Golden Hour. In an emergency, the paramedics & Nurses at the Medical Room are well trained to administer life-saving treatment with great mobility. 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.
The team at Ziqitza Limited understand that each workplace is different and might have varies requirements and thus the service offering takes into account the infrastructure, location, number of people at any given time, hazards involved, working hours, proximity to the nearest health care facility etc. Ziqitza Rajasthan has managed similar kind of onsite medical rooms in the past. Our product involves a medical clinic that consist of a waiting area, an observation room and examination room with additional facilities such as drinking water and toilet etc as per requirement. It may be manned by a qualified health nurse and doctor on regular or visiting basis.
Dr. Datar from Ziqitza further highlights the key role a medical room can play to make the workplace safer: -
- In case of medical emergency an Immediate aid the trained medical team can provide 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. can save life, prevent complications, and minimize disabilities.
- On regular basis basic medical check-up and investigations e.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.
Upon returning to work after COVID-19, health and safety should be your biggest focus. The first step is ensuring the physical workplace is safe for employees to work in. Encourage Good hygiene, Update policies & procedures, Support employees mental health, encourage social interactions. While employees may have connected via online platforms during the remote work period, they may hesitate to keep it up once they return to the office. Most importantly, be flexible with employees as they reconnect. Give them time during the workday to celebrate returning to work after COVID-19, as well as catch up on personal and professional topics. As everyone gets back into work mode the chattiness will subside.
Speaking about the importance of Medical Room, Mr. Nandadeep Pandharkar – Sr. Vice President, Ziqitza Healthcare said “Statistics suggest that at least 48,000 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 well-equipped medical room and ambulance will help in timely management of medical emergencies,
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. We 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. “
About Ziqitza Healthcare Limited
Ziqitza Health Care Limited (ZHL), has been one of the leading players in India’s Emergency Medical Services industry since 2005. ZHL Rajasthan & Ziqitza limited Rajasthan also have appreciated the on-site Ambulance services to provide quality healthcare services to people as per their convenience in this pandemic situation. Ziqitza is a “one-stop integrated healthcare solution” for corporate or government that include Integrated Emergency Services and Corporate Health Solutions. The service network includes 3,300 ambulances, state of art Helpline centres and medical mobile units that services 2 customers every second in India. We work with multiple state governments and 75 corporate clients in India and Gulf. Ziqitza limited is winner of Global Real impact Awards and Times Social Impact Award.
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