Washington: Delivering the right medicine at the right time in rural areas is a major problem. But in countries such as Ghana and Rwanda, after getting on-demand medical aid from drones, there is hope. Now California-based automated logistics company Zipline will launch the drone facility in India. The Maharashtra government is planning to deliver life-saving medicines through drones in partnership. Maharashtra government will start this facility early next year.
Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo says, "Around the world, millions of people die every year due to not getting the right medicine (which is needed)." In such a situation, the drone can help in overcoming this problem by delivering medicines at the right time. We hope that millions of people will be able to get blood and important medicines as per their requirement.
At the same time, Justin Hamilton, head of international communication and public affairs of Zipline, says, "If the mother starts bleeding at the time of childbirth and needs blood at that time, then the doctor can WhatsApp. After this, the nearby distribution center will load the required blood group in a packet with a parachute on the drone and that packet will reach in just 30 minutes instead of 4-6 hours.