TechEagle, one of the leading delivery drone startups, has obtained official approvals to deliver vaccines and drugs to Telangana state using drones. This is done in collaboration with the government of Telangana, NITI Aayog and the World Economic Forum. TechEagle aims to strengthen the healthcare ecosystem with rapid, on-demand delivery of drugs and vaccines across the country.
“Drones are capable of saving thousands of lives every day by delivering essential medicines on time,” said Vikram Singh Meena, Founder and CEO of TechEagle. “We are working hard to improve billions of lives by providing easy access to healthcare and e-commerce. We are happy that central and state governments want to introduce drones to strengthen the healthcare and logistics ecosystem. ”
TechEagle’s drone will transport the vaccines in temperature-controlled boxes from the distribution center to the primary health center (CSP) or community health center and collect samples on the return flight.
TechEagle’s drone can deliver vaccines up to 70 km away with a speed of 100 km / h. It can take off and land from a very small area of 3m * 3m.
Singh said safety and security are of paramount importance to the business. To achieve this, the company built drones with precision navigation, detect and avoid for manned and unmanned aviation. The process also involves redundant communication, real-time monitoring and extreme weather management capabilities and an autonomous parachute for optimal safety.
“Thus, our drones are perfectly capable of performing safe and reliable BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) flights for parcel delivery,” Singh said.
Anshu Abhishek, co-founder and COO of TechEagle, said the ongoing pandemic presents a unique opportunity to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into the country’s existing healthcare system to ensure resilience to long term.
“The Ministry of Civil Aviation, DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation), IAA (Airports Authority of India) and all other authorities are working hand in hand with members of the industry to enable mass drones, ”Abhishek said.
This week, Google-backed e-commerce and delivery company Dunzo Digital said it is leading a Med-Air consortium with industry experts to conduct experimental BVLOS (Below Visual Line of Sight) for the “Medicine from the Sky Project”. . The aim is to help improve access to health care during the Covid-19 pandemic. The project aims to serve various districts of Telangana State with medical supplies. The impetus will be to enable emergency medical deliveries that could include Covid-19 vaccines.