Drones in covid war1 min read 13 Jun 2021, 11:00 PM IST
Used at scale, drones could help with the distribution of light packages, and especially in the task of reaching vaccines, drugs and other vital medical supplies to poorly connected parts of the country. But the regulatory controls placed on UAVs by India’s drone policy need to be strictly exercised
If all goes to plan, drones could soon be playing a crucial role in our war on covid. Expressions of interest for delivery of medical supplies by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been invited by HLL Infra Tech Services Ltd on behalf of the Indian Council of Medical Research. Such UAVs, the specifications provide, must be able to fly a minimum 35km with a payload of at least 4kg and back.
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