Medicine Sent Via Drone To AIIMS Rishikesh, Traveled 47KM In 34 Minutes

Abhay Singh
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Drone Delivery AIIMS Rishikesh

Gurgaon-based company TechEagle, a pioneer in on-demand drone delivery, has achieved a significant milestone in collaboration with AIIMS Rishikesh. He has successfully conducted the longest drone flight to deliver TB medicines under the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Yojana. This success shows how drone technology can revolutionize access to healthcare facilities.

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Drone Didi Scheme Made Successful

The Prime Minister’s ‘Drone Didi’ scheme significantly made this problematic flight in the hilly areas successful. This scheme trains women’s self-help groups (SHGs) to operate and monitor drones. With this, village women can learn to fly drones and bring changes in their lives. In this way, she also helps to progress her community.

Medicine Arrived In 34 Minutes

Drones delivered medicines from AIIMS Rishikesh to remote areas like Chamba Center and Hindolakhal Centre. These hilly areas are very high and crooked, but the drone took off quickly and completed the journey of 47 kilometres by climbing more than 2.5 kilometres in one go. It used to take more than 4 hours to cover this route by road, but the drone delivered the medicines in just 34 minutes.

Vikram Singh Meena, Founder and CEO of TechEagle, said, ‘This success aligns perfectly with the visionary goals of our Prime Minister. This shows how committed we are to increasing drone operations in Uttarakhand. Overcoming the difficulties of the mountains, this achievement establishes us as a leader in drone technology. The ability to quickly deliver medicines to remote areas lies within drones, our work’s main objective.’

About TechEagle

TechEagle is a Gurgaon-based company that works to deliver goods through drones. It was started in 2017 by two alums of IIT Kanpur. This is the first big company in India to make and fly drones. Their speciality is to make drones that can deliver goods across long distances (without sight); that is, they can deliver goods even across mountains or forests.

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