Blue Dart to supply Covid-19 vaccines in Telangana via drones under 'Medicine from the Sky' project

Blue Dard Med-Express consortium is part of the 'Medicine from the Sky' project in collaboration with the government of Telangana, World Economic Forum, Niti Aayog and Healthnet Global.

May 14, 2021 02:05 IST India Infoline News Service

Blue Dart has formed Blue Dart Med-Express Consortium with the mission of revolutionizing the delivery of vaccines and emergency medical supplies to the remotest parts of India with drones. Blue Dard Med-Express consortium is part of the 'Medicine from the Sky' project in collaboration with the government of Telangana, World Economic Forum, Niti Aayog and Healthnet Global.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has granted the project with necessary exemptions and rights to fly drone flights on an experimental basis in Telangana. The aim is to assess an alternate logistics route in providing safe, accurate and reliable pickup and delivery of healthcare items from distribution centre to specific location and back.

Blue Dart is committed to improving the supply chain infrastructure and is fighting hard to combat the pandemic. Blue Dart Med-Express Drone flights will deploy an immersive delivery model to optimize the current healthcare logistics within Telangana. 

Balfour Manuel, Managing Director, Blue Dart said, "it's been over a year and our battle against Covid-19 continues to unfold new challenges that need solutions in real time. The pandemic has taught each one of us the importance of logistics and the need for a tech-led supply chain infrastructure. While er reach out to over 35,000 locations across the country, the current situation calls for a much deeper penetration of vaccines."

At around 2:25, Blue Dart was trading at Rs5265 per piece down by 1.57% on Sensex.

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