The collaboration announced at the ongoing Aero India Show 2023 in Bengaluru aims to revolutionize the delivery of critical and emergency medical supplies, including samples for diagnosis, in times of high traffic and other challenging conditions.
“We are delighted to partner with Narayana Health and bring innovation to India’s healthcare sector by using the Sanjeevani drone,” said Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO of Garuda Aerospace.
Drones have proven to be a game changer in the healthcare industry, saving valuable time and improving outcomes by transporting biomedical supplies.
Garuda Aerospace introduces the Sanjeevani drone, which will speed up and improve the efficiency of medical deliveries. Healthcare facilities can transport bio-medical supplies quickly with the help of drones, ensuring that patients receive timely diagnoses and treatments.
Drones will also aid in providing emergency healthcare to those living in remote and underserved areas.
“We aim to improve access to critical medical supplies and support the delivery to patients in need and in times of emergency. With this partnership, we are confident that we will be able to make a real difference in the lives of patients and communities across India. We are proud to be a part of this exciting journey,” added Agnishwar Jayaprakash.
Garuda Aerospace deployed its drones for delivery during the Covid-19 lockdown
During the pandemic, Garuda Aerospace, in collaboration with Swiggy, used its emergency drones to deliver medicine and vaccinations to hospitals.
White Knight drones from Garuda Aerospace delivered essential medicines and vaccinations to Bengaluru hospitals for ISRO in 2021, demonstrating their ability to provide timely and efficient medical delivery.
Dr. Devi Shetty, Chairman and Executive Director of Narayana Health, said, “We are committed to delivering the best possible care to our patients. Using drones to transport biomedical samples is a critical step in achieving that goal.
“By partnering with Garuda Aerospace, we can leverage their expertise to improve the delivery of medical supplies. In the first phase, drones will be deployed in Bengaluru to transfer biomedical samples from Narayana Health City and HSR Layout daily. In the next one year, our network of 21 hospitals will have these services.”
Previously, Garuda Aerospace deployed drones for rescue and relief operations at the Chamoli glacier burst in Uttarakhand and played a significant role in Rajasthan locust control operations.
Drones were also used to assist with the floods in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh. Garuda Aerospace has stepped-up during times of crisis and made a significant impact by deploying drones for various medical situations.