‘Medicine-From-The-Sky’ Project For Delivery Of Vaccines Using Drones Launched

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotraditya Scindia launched the ‘Medicine-From-the-Sky’ project along with Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao. The aim of the project is to transport vaccines and essentials to remote areas using drones.

According to the reports, Minister Jyotraditya Scindia stated that it is a first of its kind project aimed at transporting vaccines and essentials to remote areas using drones. He hoped that this initiative of the Telangana government will serve as a kick-off for a drone revolution in India.

Further, the report added that air taxies and sky taxies are the future of the country, the Union Minister expressed hope that India will become the world’s ‘drone capital’ by 2030. The project entails India’s first organized Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) trials as multiple drone consortiums are participating together to establish the use-case of long-range drone-based medical deliveries.

The ‘Medicine from the sky’ is an initiative of the government of Telangana, spearheaded by the Emerging Technologies Government of Telangana Wing of the ITE&C Department, in partnership with World Economic Forum and NITI Aayog, and Health Net Global of Apollo Hospitals. Scindia announced a 100-day plan to deal with 16 issues related to airports and heliports, policy and reforms for the civil aviation sector.


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