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“First medical drone deliveries take place in India”

Numerous press reports say that the first successful delivery of a single unit of blood from a remote primary health centre in India has taken place in Uttarakhand’s Tehri district.

The operation was reportedly carried out by Cdspace Robotics Limited and the drone involved can carry up to 500 grams and fly 50 km a the single charge.

According to Dr SS Pangti, a senior physician at Tehri district hospital: “As part of the health project, a blood unit was transported on Thursday from Nandgaon, a primary health centre, to the district hospital’s blood bank. Nandgaon is 32 km away and it takes around 50-60 minutes to reach the district hospital, but the drone took just 18 minutes to transport blood without any loss,” Dr Pangti told News18.

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