The drone trials for the initiative will be conducted in real-time with the delivery of real vaccines and medicines.
Skye Air which is a part of the Dunzo Med Air consortium for Government of Telangana “Medicines from the Sky” Project will work in collaboration with Dunzo Digital to enable faster and efficient healthcare logistics during the six days trial.The drones will deliver up to 12 km within and expected time frame of 18 minutes with each drone carrying vaccines in a temperature-controlled boxes powered by Bagmo.
The trials will begin on 20th September in Vikarabad, Telangana and shall continue till 25th September, during which several healthcare logistics related use cases will be demonstrated by the duo. The drone delivery tech firm, Skye Air, that focuses on an end-to-end ecosystem for drone based logistics will be conducting this as a part of the Dunzo Med Air consortium led by the hyper local giant, Dunzo Digital.
“We believe our participation in the ‘Medicine from the Sky’ project will facilitate a more connected state and country. This technology will allow for almost instantaneous access to vaccines and medicines from the most populous to most remote areas in India in the near future.” said, Kabeer Biswas, CEO and Founder, Dunzo
“As our delivery partners continue to keep our cities safe on ground, we are working round the clock to meet the urgency of demand for essentials,” he added.
Confident about the trials, Swapnik Jakkampundi, Co-founder, Skye Air said, “We have had a successful Telangana trial run so far. Dunzo Med Air Consortium will have multiple test use cases including extended and reverse logistics in Vikarabad. These will be Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) trials which will continue over the next six days.”
Skye Air further indicated that they will be conducting around 50 flights all delivering vaccines.