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India Coronavirus Dispatch: Drones can play a role in vaccine delivery

Vaccine hesitancy among health professionals, use of steroids and oxygen therapy, elevated spending on essentials-news relevant to India's fight against Covid-19

Special Operation Group using the drones to monitor the situation during a curfew imposed by the administration, in Srinagar on Tuesday.

Many countries have used drones to deploy vaccines, since late 2018.

Bharath Manjesh New Delhi
Drones can play a role in Covid vaccine delivery

As we inch closer to the vaccine roll-out, the debate rages on about how to reach hundreds of millions of people in the most efficient way possible.

It will be a gigantic task even though India has an established vaccination delivery system owing to its universal immunisation programmes. India has the world’s largest railways and road networks but a new, efficient method of transporting vaccines would be required, say Abhishek Chakravarty, an Assistant Professor of Law at Sai University in Chennai, and Abhijit Rajkhowa a mechanical engineer with interest in public policy.

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First Published: Dec 18 2020 | 2:15 PM IST

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