Newdelhi: Drones in the present day are familiar to most people. We all have seen it for professional photography and other activities. Today, drones prove it’s another feature that is useful to human beings. This device can be utilized in emergency medical situations to supply blood banks as well as vaccines and medications.
In a first for the country, drones transported blood bags in Delhi on Wednesday. In a validation study, 10 units of whole blood samples from Lady Hardinge Medical College and the Government Institute of Medical Sciences were transported on the first flight. ‘i-DRONE’ is the drone that was used for this historical blood transportation. This drone was used before the transportation of vaccines in the covid pandemic period.
This drone sortie was carried out at the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, in a visual line of sight. Dr. Rajiv Bahl, Director-General of The Indian Council Medical Research said that “the I-drone was first used during the COVID pandemic to distribute vaccines in unreachable areas around the country and he also said that blood and blood-related products which are supposed to be kept at low temperatures are also being transported.
“After the experiment, we found that not only can we maintain the temperature, but there was also no damage to the products transported. We sent another sample through an ambulance and if there are no differences in the samples sent using the two modes, then this drone will be used all over India,” Dr Rajiv Bahl added.
“In a first in India, validation of blood bags delivered by drones compared to the conventional method of transportation was done today.” – ANI, a news agency, tweeted.
Pictures and videos of the drone delivering blood bags have gone viral on social media.
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