Description of Innovation

Road traffic accidents are among the leading causes of death in all countries. However, low-income countries often lack the emergency response infrastructure to provide needed care for accident victims.

Ziqitza increases access to emergency response services for victims of road traffic accidents and mass casualty incidents in under-served populations. Ziqitza’s model uses in-house maintenance teams and GPS technology to allow for efficient deployment of emergency response teams. A differential pricing strategy is employed based on patient destination (Ex: private hospital, government hospital or accident victims) and is used to cross-subsidize transportation costs.

Ziqitza provides emergency response services in 108 locations throughout India in a public-private partnership with the Indian government.