Drones to Deliver Blood Samples in Indore

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  • Blood samples to be delivered through drones.
  • 'Proof-of-concept’ granted to Director of Civil Aviation.
  • MCA permitted deployment of drones for logistics in every industry.

Indore: Indore, to deploy drones for transporting blood samples to lab partners. This announcement came after the Director of Civil Aviation got a ‘proof-of-concept’ permission for engaging drones in healthcare.

The first longest drone delivery of medical supplies was carried out by the ICMR Delhi and Outreach in North East (i-Drone) pilot project, which was launched in Nagaland’s Mokokchung in December last year. The parcel was carried from Mokokchung to Tuensang, covering an aerial distance of 40 kilometres in 28 minutes.

India is set to achieve success in universal healthcare access as technology advances in every industry. Drone or unmanned vehicles are being deployed across several industries including healthcare. The advancement in logistics came after the world battled lockdown owing to the pandemic. With only 70 per cent of the population in rural areas, the sobering statistics highlighted the urgent need to address the country’s rural populations health care requirements.

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