In 2004, Ziqitza Health Care Limited (Ziqitza Health Care) was founded by Shaffi Mather, Sweta Mangal, Naresh Jain, Ravi Krishna and Manish Sancheti, a group of young professionals back in India after higher studies abroad, as a result of two contrasting personal experiences.
One night in India, Shaffi Mather’s mother awoke in the middle of the night choking and unable to breath. The family did not know what to do or who to call so they chose to drive her to the hospital themselves. Just a few days later, Ravi Krishna’s mother collapsed in New York but was attended to within minutes by a 911 ambulance.
The difference, they noticed, was in the availability and accessibility of standardized emergency medical services (EMS). India was in desperate need of organized and professional ambulance providers, and thus began the journey to create a world class ambulance service in India that would be on par with 911 in the U.S. and 999 in the U.K.