Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, launched the first drone prototype for organ transport in India on Saturday in an effort to speed up organ transplants in hospitals.
As opposed to the current method of carrying them by road from the airport, using drones to move the harvested organs from the airport to the hospital will save a significant amount of time.
The organs may currently be transported by drones up to a distance of 20 kilometres, according to Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan, director of MGM Healthcare, a company that helped develop the prototype drone technology.
We will soon require innovation in the logistics of organ transportation because of the significance of swift and flawless organ delivery. The deployment of drones is one such encouraged notion, according to Gadkari.
Better land and air connectivity, according to Gadkari, can ease the logistical problem of organ transportation, and his ministry has already started taking steps to upgrade the infrastructure. Transporting goods across India will benefit greatly from road infrastructure projects like the Bharatmala Pariyojana, a brand-new umbrella initiative for the roads industry.
The prototype was praised by the state’s minister of health Ma. Subramanian, who said that this would open the door for more lives to be saved. He pledged every assistance in getting it up and running quickly.
The government, on the other hand, has approved the harvesting of organs at all state-run medical college hospitals and district headquarters hospitals. Subramanian predicted that the hospitals will soon begin doing transplants.