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Asia’s First Drone Delivery Network For Universal Access To Healthcare In Meghalaya
The effort intends to improve the universal access to healthcare in the state by delivering vital supplies like drugs, diagnostic samples, vaccines, blood and blood components quickly and safely to different regions of the state using a dedicated Drone Delivery Network
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The Government of Meghalaya via the Meghalaya Health Systems Strengthening Project (MHSSP) in partnership with TechEagle has launched Asia’s First Drone Delivery Hub and Network to provide Universal Access to Healthcare in Meghalaya
The effort intends to improve the universal access to healthcare in the state by delivering vital supplies like drugs, diagnostic samples, vaccines, blood and blood components quickly and safely to different regions of the state using a dedicated Drone Delivery Network.
The commencement of the project began with the inauguration of Asia’s First Drone Delivery Hub built at the Jengjal Sub-Divisional Hospital, on 5th Dec 2022 by Shri James P.K.Sangma the Hon’ble Minister, Health and Family Welfare, Meghalaya.
On the same day, the first official drone flight took off from Jengjal Sub Divisional Hospital (Hub) and delivered medicines to Padeldoba PHC in less than 30 mins which would have otherwise taken 2.5 hours by road.
Shri James P.K.Sangma the Hon’ble Minister, Health and Family Welfare, Meghalaya while launching the project mentioned, “We are seeing something that is unparalleled in any place of the world. It is a matter of pride for the State of Meghalaya that we would be the first state to institutionalize this initiative and have a system that can be expanded to other areas of the State as well.”
Ramkumar S, Project Director, Meghalaya Health Systems Strengthening Project stated,“The drone station is meant for regular delivery of medicines, vaccines, blood samples, anti-venoms, etc.”
The significant challenges in last-mile delivery call for an approach to revolutionize the conventional delivery system. With Asia’s First Drone Delivery Network, the solution provided by TechEagle overcomes the problem of lack of visibility, high delivery costs, outdated technology and inaccessibility through roads and railway networks.
Delighted with the announcement, Mr. Vikram Singh, CEO & Founder of TechEagle said, “Transforming the logistics and healthcare supply chain is at the heart of TechEagle’s vision and this launch of MDDN(Meghalaya Drone Delivery Network) is a first big step forward in the direction of achieving the goal of universal access to healthcare and logistics across the world. We are thankful to the Govt of Meghalaya & MHSSP to provide us this opportunity to create a larger impact on grass root level.”