India to have drone prototype for organ transportation soon

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Chennai-based MGM Healthcare has introduced a drone that will be utilised to transport human organs to foster a quick transplant, a first for drones in India.

A drone capable of bringing vital organs within the city was disclosed by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian, through video conference on Saturday.

Dr Prashanth Rajagopalan, Director, MGM Healthcare said that the prototype has been co-created by MGM Healthcare, and the transportation of human organs will be done by a Chennai-based drone company. At present, these drones can be used for a journey of up to 20 kilometers, Dr Rajagopalan claimed.

“The use of drones in moving the harvested organs from the airport to the hospital, as against the existing mode, by road from the airport, will reduce considerable time. This, in turn, will facilitate quick organ transplant“, he further said.

Gadkari commended MGM Healthcare for its participation in the project and explained the benefit of drones to transport human organs as an innovative approach while addressing the event in New Delhi.

“Understanding the importance of speed and seamless transport of organs we will soon need innovation in the logistics of transportation of organs. And one such welcome suggestion is the use of drones,” the senior minister remarked.


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