Drone delivery company TechEagle announced its partnership with AIIMS Jodhpur to deliver healthcare essentials for the tribal population. The company’s state-of-the-art, hybrid e-VTOL Drone, Vertiplane X3 took off for its maiden flight from Sirohi carrying medicines to Waloriya, a location inhabited by the tribal population. The drone covered an aerial distance of around 35 km in less than 20 minutes which is remarkably 6X faster than ground transportation wherein for the last 8 km there isn’t any road, making the road journey a bit more difficult.
Furthermore, on its return journey, the drone returned with the sputum samples of the tribal people for diagnostic purposes at speeds 6X greater than the road transportation, thus reducing the turnaround time for the reports, this also widens the scope of the overall solution and makes it cost-effective.
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur is recognised as a “Centre of Excellence (COE) for Tribal Health” by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India. To address the health needs of the tribal people, a “Satellite centre for Tribal Health and Research (STHR)” was established at Janjati Bhavan Abu Road in collaboration with the Tribal Area Development (TAD) Department, Govt. of Rajasthan and MLV Tribal Research and Training Institute, Udaipur and was funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India.
Vikram Singh Meena, founder and CEO of TechEagle, expressed, “When we started conceptualising TechEagle the most important thing was the fact that we wanted to build a solution that would save and improve the lives of millions and billions of people in India and in the world.”
"Time is the most crucial dimension when we talk about emergency healthcare as every second is important in such a scenario and by deploying innovative solutions such as drones a lot of time could be saved and in turn lives. “ Anshu Abhishek, co-founder and COO of the company.