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Drones to provide urban-grade healthcare in India's rural areas: WEF

The World Economic Forum WEF 2022: It shows how drone technology can be scaled up across India to meet urgent healthcare needs in remote areas

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Drones can be used to bring quality healthcare to people in the remotest areas of India, the World Economic Forum (WEF) said on Wednesday, citing results of a new experimental programme.

Over a 45-day trial, healthcare professionals delivered vaccines, Covid-19 testing samples and medical products to a population of over 300,000 people, covered by eight healthcare centres in Telangana.

The WEF said it shows how drone technology can be scaled up across India to meet urgent healthcare needs in remote areas, adding it was the first successful trial in Asia of long-range vaccine delivery.

The announcement comes ahead of the

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First Published: May 19 2022 | 8:57 AM IST

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