Thursday, September 16, 2021

Use of Drones for Delivery of Vaccines in Manipur and Nagaland

Guwahati: Permission has been given to use drones for delivery of vaccines in Manipur and Nagaland. According to the information received, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has given permission to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to use drones to reach the vaccines in Manipur and Nagaland. Like Manipur and Nagaland, the ministry has also given similar permission to ICMR for Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

It is to be known that, a few days ago the Telangana State Government had started the "Medicine from the Sky" project. Under this project, the delivery of vaccines and medicines will be done through drones. The first of its kind in the country was the "Medicine from the Sky" project, which was started from Vikarabad in Hyderabad. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai has also been given permission to use drones for research, development and testing purposes inside its campus. A statement from the Ministry of Civil Aviation said that both ICMR and IITs have been given conditional exemption from the Drone Rules, 2021.

Meanwhile, new infections in the country continue to decline. At 27,176, India reported 30,000 new Covid-19 cases for the fourth consecutive day. According to the Union Health Ministry data on Wednesday, the Covid-19 deaths also fell below 300. India's total Covid-19 tally rises to 3,33,16,755 with fresh infections. India's Covid-19 death toll also rose to 4,43,497. In the last 24 hours, 284 people died in the country. The number of active COVID-19 cases has come down to 3,51,087 and is now 1.05% of the total cases in the country. The Health Ministry said that 38,012 patients have been cured of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,25,22,171.

15/09/21 Shruti Wilson/News Track

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