Telangana: Dunzo Digital, Skye Air join hands for drone delivery of medicines

Hyderabad: Dunzo Digital and Skye Air have partnered for ensuring that all pockets of Telangana receive vaccines. The companies hope to use drone deliveries and are a part of Telangana’s “Medicines from the Sky” initiative.

On Saturday, Dunzo Digital and Dunzo Medair announced that they would conduct a six day trial for vaccine and medicine delivery, beginning from September 20. The objective of the exercise is to expedite health care logistics which is crucial during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The trials are to be conducted at Vikarabad, Telangana and emphasis will be laid on various healthcare logistics during the trial period.

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“Dunzo Med Air Consortium will have multiple test use cases including extended and reverse logistics in Vikarabad. These will be BVLOS trials which will continue over the next 6 days. The drones will deliver up to 12 km within an expected time frame of 18 minutes with each drone carrying vaccines in temperature-controlled boxes powered by Bagmo,” said Swapnik Jakkampundi, Skye Air Cofounder.

Skye Air further indicated that they will be conducting around 50 flights which will focus on vaccine delivery. 

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