‘Medicine from Sky’: Drones to deliver life saving drugs in Arunachal Pradesh

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The project has been funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
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Guwahati: Delivery of life saving drugs by drones to the remotest areas of Arunachal Pradesh no longer remained a distant dream as state government there has successfully launched the first flight of drone service, ‘Medicine from the sky’ from Seppa to Chayang Tajo in East Kameng district on Monday.

“Drone Services Launched: Guided by vision of Hon PM Shri @narendramodi ji to make India world’s drone hub, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh has decided to conduct a pilot project of using drones in healthcare, agriculture & disaster management in collaboration with @wef,” Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu tweeted.

He added that the pilot project ‘Medicine from the sky’ was rolled out on the 76th Independence Day of India.

The project has been funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and executed by Bengaluru-based startup Redwing Labs.

“The pilot project shall provide a clear picture on operational issues, financial feasibility and regulatory issues, based on which the state government shall make a policy and take steps for phased adoption of this emerging technology,” he added.

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