Saturday, December 01, 2018

Soon, Drones To Transport Organs, Supplies Between Hospitals In India

New Delhi:  India could soon see the use of drones for transporting organs and other emergency medical supplies between hospitals under the new policy for remotely piloted aircraft, the official registration process for which began on Friday.
Speaking to reporters, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said the government is examining the possibility of creating "drone ports" in hospitals to permit this kind of transportation.

"Following the registration beginning from December 1, the required licenses will be issued from a month later to accord drones legal status in India. We are working on the next step of our drone policy where we are looking at allowing flying drones beyond the line of sight in certain areas," Mr Sinha said.

The Minister said that a main area of consideration is the creation of drone corridors between hospitals.

"Drone ports in hospitals can allow quick transportation of harvested organs to recipients under the Drone Policy 2.0 or the next generation of our policy that was recently announced," Mr Sinha said.
01/12/18 NDTV
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