West Bengal to use drones to deliver medical supplies to remote areas
In a first of its kind in India, the monitoring cell of West Bengal government is mulling the idea of sending medical supplies through high-tech drones to remote areas in the state.
The state government is planning to rope in aerial robotics experts in order to implement the concept. If implemented successfully, the scheme is going to be a boon for people living in remote areas who often find it difficult to access immediate healthcare facilities.
Speaking to News18, Colonel Diptanshu Chaudhary (Retd), who heads 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.”