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HealthNet Global, WEF, Telangana Govt, NITI Aayog release report on drone-based medicine delivery

19 May 2022 | News

The insight report is titled ‘Medicine from the Sky’ to Make Healthcare Accessible to All

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Image Credit: Shutterstock

Apollo Hospital’s Healthnet Global, World Economic Forum, the Gheaovernment of Telangana and NITI Aayog has come up with an insight report on ‘Medicine from the Sky’, a drone-based method of taking healthcare to the masses. The report provides a comprehensive look at the Medicine from the Sky project whereby, in the first scheme of its kind, vaccines were delivered beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) using drones. 


In the 'Medicine from the Sky' project, a government area hospital was chosen as the take-off site and various PHCs and sub-centres as the landing sites. Of the eight activated health facilities in the area (six PHCs and two SCs), the area hospital identified as the take-off site for trials was not equipped with a cold-chain facility. 




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