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In News: Health Minister launched ICMR’s Drone Response and Outreach in North East (i-Drone). The delivery model is aimed at ensuring that life-saving vaccines reach everyone.
- This is for the first time that a “Make in India’ drone has been used in South Asia to transport COVID vaccine over an aerial distance of 15 kms in 12-15 mins from the Bishnupur district hospital to Loktak lake, Karang island in Manipur for administration at the PHC.
- This is a delivery model to make sure that life-saving vaccines reach everyone.
- This technology may prove a game changer in addressing the challenges in health care delivery, particularly health supplies in difficult areas.
- It epitomises the Government’s commitment to ‘Antyodaya’ in health; making healthcare accessible to the last citizen of the country.
News Source: PIB