Centre grants permission for Telangana government to deliver vaccines through DronesApril 30, 2021 20:55
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The Civil Aviation Ministry of India today permitted the government of Telangana to use drones for the delivery of the coronavirus vaccines along with other medical supplies in the state. The Ministry did not mention about the name of the vaccine that can be delivered through this delivery which is an experiment for now. The Civil Aviation Ministry of India took twitter to inform the news officially today and said that they have granted exemption for the government of Telangana from Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules 2021 to deliver the vaccines through drones within the sight range of the visuals. The exemption is valid for one-year for now and the final call would be taken soon.
It was on April 22nd, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) received a permission from the The Civil Aviation Ministry of India to conduct a feasibility study about the usage of drones to deliver the coronavirus vaccines. A total number of 15,22,45,179 people from India took up the vaccine for coronavirus in the country till date and the vaccination program is on. There is a huge shortage for coronavirus vaccines in the country. The cases are increasing at a rapid speed and there is a shortage of hospital beds and oxygen supply for the patients.
By Siva Kumar