India, Tata 1mg launches medical drone delivery in Dehradun.

Source IndiaTimes: Tata 1mg, the digital health platform has commenced drone service pilots for diagnostic samples and medicines through out the city to ensure faster collection and delivery , avoiding delays due to traffic. The samples will be carried by a drone which can carry a payload of upto 6 kg and cover an aerial distance of 100 km.

Partnering with TSAW a leading drone logistics service provider, the drones will be used to collect medical samples from various parts of the city and transporting them to the tat 1mg lab for processing.

They will also be used to deliver medicines to distant areas. A single drone will be able to carry a payload of upto 150 samples. All components of the sample transportation supply chain, including drones will be temperature controlled and equipped with technology to continually monitor temperature during the flight to the lab.

Commenting on this initiative, Tanmay Saksena, Chief Operating Officer, Tata 1mg said,” Due to its location advantage, fast-developing economy, and robust infrastructure, Dehradun was a natural choice to expand our operations in the North. The city lies at the centre of our strategy to serve other undeserved markets in the state, such as Haridwar, Mussoorie and Rishikesh.

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