West Bengal to use drones to deliver medical supplies to remote areas

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The state of West Bengal in India is making plans to introduce a drone delivery system that can access rural villages with medical supplies. The state government is proposing to bring in aerial robotics experts to execute the venture. If it is successful, the delivery system will aid those living in rural areas who cannot access hospitals and other healthcare facilities.

Colonel Diptanshu Chaudhary, who is the head of the West Bengal monitoring cell, said: “Yes, we are mulling the idea of drones. The whole idea is to engage technology to serve people immediately and effectively. The concept of aerial robotics is used by many countries. If things go as per plans, we will try to implement this here also. This will be a great help during natural calamities especially during floods and landslides in the hills and Sundarbans.”