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Govt deploys ‘Made in India’ drone first time to transport COVID-19 vaccine

Updated: October 5, 2021 4:06 pm

The Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya has launched ICMR’s Drone Response and Outreach in North East (i-Drone) with a view to ensure last-mile delivery of vaccines. This is a delivery model to make sure that life-saving vaccines reach everyone.

aunching the initiative, Mr Mandaviya  said, this is for the first time that a “Made in India’ drone has been used in South Asia to transport COVID vaccine over an aerial distance of 15 kilometers in  12  to 15 minutes from the Bishnupur district hospital to Loktak lake, Karang island in Manipur for administration at the Primary Health Centre.

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