An initiation of Medical drone taken by Mahabir Pun, Chairman of the National Innovation Centre (NIC) is at its final stage for operation.
Medical Drone Project that is set to be a game-changer in rural healthcare in Nepal by easing delivery of medicines and retrieval of laboratory samples to and from remote and far-flung areas.
In an article posted by UNDP at its official website Pun has said ” Over the last few months, we’ve been working on setting up drones to essential medicines and laboratory samples to and from different areas of the country. Developing such drones with distinct capacities and improved efficiency is hopefully a step towards ending the present-day dependence on road networks to transport medical goods, particularly in the case of rural, remote and far-flung regions in Nepal”.
He also stated that “Drones categorized for the short range will be mobilized within a periphery of 15 kilometers, while those set for long range will travel upto a distance of 45 kilometers. Using autonomous drones in this manner is expected to ease and improve the process of delivering medicines and retrieving samples to and from patients, thereby contributing to more timely, effective treatment and better health overall”.