Telangana’s Medicine from the Sky drone testing to begin September 20, Health News, ET HealthWorld



New Delhi: The Telangana government project – Medicine from the Sky – to deliver COVID-19 vaccines and drugs via a drone trial will start on September 20 in Vikarabad, Telangana and run until September 25, during of which several use cases related to healthcare logistics are said to be demonstrated.

Drone trials for the initiative will be conducted in real time with the delivery of real vaccines and drugs.

Skye Air, part of the Dunzo Med Air consortium for the Telangana government’s Medicines from the Sky project, will work with Dunzo Digital to enable faster and more efficient healthcare logistics during the six-day trial. . The drones will deliver up to 12 km in an expected 18-minute timeframe with each drone carrying vaccines in temperature-controlled boxes powered by Bagmo.

Trials will begin on September 20 in Vikarabad, Telangana and run through September 25, during which several use cases related to healthcare logistics will be demonstrated by the duo. Drone delivery technology company, Skye Air, which focuses on an end-to-end ecosystem for drone-based logistics, will lead it as part of the Dunzo Med Air consortium led by hyper-local giant, Dunzo Digital.

“We believe that our participation in the ‘Medicine from the Sky’ project will facilitate a more connected state and country. This technology will allow almost instant access to vaccines and medicines from the most populous to the most remote areas of India in the near future. “said Kabeer Biswas, CEO and founder of Dunzo

“As our delivery partners continue to keep our cities safe on earth, we are working around the clock to meet the urgent demand for basic necessities,” he added.

Confident about the testing, Skye Air co-founder Swapnik Jakkampundi said: “We have had a successful Telangana test so far. Dunzo Med Air Consortium will have several test use cases including extended and reverse logistics in Vikarabad. These will be Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) trials that will continue over the next six days.

Skye Air has also indicated that it will make about 50 flights, all delivering vaccines.


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