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Sun May 1, 2022, 08:21 AM May 2022

BBC: How India's drone start-ups could change healthcare.

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>Drones have been touted as a game-changer for India's medical industry, and for what it could do to make healthcare accessible to remote regions. Some operators have run successful test flights ever since India liberalised drone rules last year. The BBC's Andrew Clarance reports on what the future looks like.

Earlier this month, a drone carrying blood samples took off from Meerut, a city in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, and flew around 72km (44 miles) to Noida, a suburb of the India capital Delhi.

It took a little over an hour to reach, making a scheduled stop for a battery swap. By road, the journey would have taken more than two hours.

This trail run by a diagnostics lab using an unmanned aerial system is the first of many trials being held by drone manufacturers across the country who are testing deliveries for medical supplies, pathology samples and even blood units.<

There's more text and photos at the link above. I've previously posted here at DU
about the use of drones to deliver medical supplies in Africa and a quick search
revealed that information. Find those search results here:


This is an encouraging development in the use of drones.
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