Drone will soon supply blood to every corner of the country
Now the dream of supplying blood through drones across the country may soon turn into reality.
A senior officer gave this information. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday successfully tested the delivery of blood bags through drones under its ‘i-Drone’ initiative. The initiative is part of a national drive to expand the drone ecosystem in India.
ICMR was the first to use ‘i-drones’ during the corona pandemic to deliver vaccines to remote areas. Dr. Rajeev Behl, Director General, ICMR said that today, we are sending blood and blood related products that have been frozen at low temperatures. is kept on.
After this experiment, we found that not only could we maintain the temperature, but there was no damage to the products. He said that we sent another sample through an ambulance and if there is no difference between the samples sent using both the methods, then drones will be used across India.
Bahal said India achieved 90 per cent coverage within a year due to digitization, efficient manufacturing of vaccines and rapid supply system. With the joint efforts of ICMR, Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi, Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida and Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, the first time in the country has been successfully tested.
According to an official statement, the drone carried 10 units of blood between the Government Institute of Medical Sciences and Lady Hardinge Medical College as part of the test. Some countries, including Ghana and the US, are already using drones to deliver blood, vaccines, medicines, medical supplies and sometimes human organs to rural and remote areas.