The Government of Telangana, World Economic Forum and Health Net Global have signed a collaboration agreement for “Medicine from the Sky”, stewarded by leaders in medicine, technology and research. Subsequent to the agreement, a study will be conducted to look at how delivery drones can be used to improve medical supply chains.
An innovative drone-delivery project called Medicine from the Sky is being introduced.. The project will run in partnership with the State Government of Telangana and HealthNet Global.It will include a comprehensive study of drone-based deliveries for blood, vaccines, medical samples and organs.
Telangana is one of the most progressive states in India that understands the opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how it can impact the people of the state. We hope that through this pilot with the World Economic Forum, we can inform the Centre on the regulations that can help us positively use drones and unlock the potential of India by harnessing technology,” said Jayesh Ranjan the secretary of Government of Telangana.
Drones have immense applications in the healthcare sector. The roll-out of Medicine from the Sky project in India could be transformational.” “The study will provide an evidence-based approach for the implementation of drones in healthcare, enabling emergency-care services to the patients in the shortest time frame possible, thus saving their lives.”
The system is being utilised successfully in many foreign countries.