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Civil Aviation Ministry allows Telangana to use drones for Covid Vaccines delivery

Civil Aviation Ministry has given permission to the Telangana Government to use drones for experimental delivery of Covid-19 Vaccines. The permission exemption is valid for a period of one year or until further orders. Earlier this month, similar permission was granted to the Indian Council of Medical Research for conducting feasibility study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones in collaboration with IIT Kanpur.

The grant of these permissions is intended to achieve the dual objectives of faster vaccine delivery and improved healthcare access by ensuring primary healthcare delivery at the citizen’s doorstep.The Ministry said, this will ensure access to health care to the last mile and limiting human exposure to COVID prone areas through aerial delivery.

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