By Delivering Jabs, Medicines to Remote Rural Areas Quickly, Drones Can Aid India’s COVID Fight
Vaccination drive for COVID-19 is going to be a gigantic task even though India has a well-structured vaccination delivery system owing to its universal immunisation programmes. While the country has the world’s largest railways and road networks but a new, efficient mode of transporting vaccines would be required to overcome the logistical challenges considering that India is a vast country with 67 per cent of its population living in rural areas.
This is where a drone-based distribution system plays a vital role. Using drones could make delivery of critical medicines, especially vaccines, to remote areas more accessible and faster. Using drones to deliver medical supplies will help in better resource management of the limited supplies and facilitate just-in-time delivery to the current supply chain system. The smart inventory management and overcoming stockout issues can help ease the current burden and deal with the crisis efficiently. In fact, many countries in Africa are…