The collaboration is aimed at improving the emergency & regular medical supply chain for hard-to-reach populations.
TechEagle – one of the leading drone delivery startup partners with Meghalaya Govt. to conduct Pilot demo for medicine delivery using Hybrid e-VTOL Drones
TechEagle – one of the fastest-growing and leading DeepTech startups that offer world-class drone delivery solutions has partnered with Govt. of Meghalaya and Smart Village Movement (SVM) to carry out India’s first life saving drugs delivery via Hybrid e-VTOL Drone. The collaboration is aimed at improving the emergency & regular medical supply chain for hard-to-reach populations. Reaching the last mile with a focus on healthcare delivery to go beyond physical connectivity – Government of Meghalaya, with its concerted efforts and under the Initiative of Smart Village Movement in alliance with Berkeley Haas & TechEagle, shall be conducting a demonstration to pilot the use of drones, to deliver medicines and other time critical supplies in the state of Meghalaya. The final run of the demo shall take place on 26 November 2021, from 11:00 am onwards.
District Hospital Nongstoin is going to serve as the take-off site, whereas PHC Maweit, will serve as the landing site for the demo. The locations have been selected after due consideration and by analyzing the genuine need on the ground, in hard-to-reach roads, which are in bad condition and tough terrain, to propel the time difference between road and aerial distance. The other objective of the demonstration is to also study the feasibility of the cost of using new age, smart logistic solutions that can augment the healthcare system in rural areas.
The Honourable Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Shri Conrad K Sangma will be participating through an online medium to witness the drone pilot in the state. The program will be supported by the office of the National Health Mission, Meghalaya.
Smart Village Movement’s healthcare logistics’ partner TechEagle Innovations will be taking the responsibility of deploying the activities. It is noteworthy to mention that TechEagle Innovations, a Gurgaon based startup has recently conducted Asia’s first cold chain Vaccine delivery by Drones in the state of Telangana with World Economic. Some of their pilot projects, 100 hours BVLOS Trials for Medicine, Food & Parcel Delivery, World’s first tea delivery by Drones in Lucknow, UP and other states like Rajasthan and helped Delhi-NCR police in COVID-19 with its Drones & AI capability.
Their trials have been approved by multiple key stakeholders like MoCA, AAI, DGCA. The demo in West Khasi Hills District, to be conducted is to comprehend the use of a TechEagle’s made in India Hybrid e-VTOL type of drone, for the first time in India.
Source: Business World