IDRONE INITIATIVE

  • Trial Run of Blood Bag Delivery under the iDrone Initiative of Indian Council of Medical Research successfully conducted
  • The project ‘i-DRONE’(ICMR’s Drone Response and Outreach for North East) assessed the feasibility of using drone to deliver vaccines and medical supply.
  • This was carried out in difficult geographical terrains including land, island, foothills and across the hills.
  • ‘i-DRONE’ was first used during covid19 pandemic by ICMR for distributing vaccines to unreachable areas.

SOURCE: THE HINDU, THE ECONOMIC TIMES, PIB

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