A huge congratulations to one of our early investments, Ziqitza Health Care Limited (ZHL)! The Indian ambulance company was recently awarded the Times of India Social Impact Award.
The Times of India Social Impact Awards recognize nonprofits and companies that are working to improve education, healthcare and economic empowerment throughout India. The finalists were selected by a distinguished panel chaired by Naresh Chandra, former Cabinet Secretary and Ambassador to the US, with Nandan Nilekani, Anu Aga, J.M. Lyngdoh, Aruna Roy, Deepak Parekh, Syeda Hameed, and Sunita Narain.
It’s been a long journey since the early days when the founders had just a few ambulances and a dream of providing emergency medical services to all, regardless of income. Now ZHL is active in six states with over 870 ambulances. To date, they have served more than 1.9 million people. The TOI Social Impact Award is a fitting testament to the impact that Ziqitza has made in just ten years.
According to Sweta Mangal, CEO, this award has strengthened her belief that ZHL has “the opportunity and the capacity to become the leading and largest ambulance company in the WORLD in the years to come.” It’s an exciting, and increasingly attainable goal. Beyond their enormous growth and impact, their pay-what-you-can, cross-subsidy model is inspiring other companies and governments around the world.
It’s game-changing companies like Ziqitza Health Care that Acumen is proud to say it invests in. Congrats to everyone at ZHL—may the years ahead be filled with health, growth and impact!