We all know that drones are making task easier regardless of any field. A consortium is trying to develop a drone network that will help to deliver medical supplies like organs, blood, and similar stuff. The ones behind them expect of revolutionizing the Medical delivery supply in Scotland.
This project is named care and equity- Healthcare organization CEALUS, UAS Scotland. Basically, this project runs AGS Airports ( Which manages and owns various airports around Southampton, Aberdeen, and Glasgow). This consortium consists of 14 organizations working on drone improvements in the medical sector.
Medical drone Deliveries in Scotland
We all know how these deliveries can benefit rural areas where there is no proper healthcare. We can’t deny that drones can fastly deliver medical supplies where needed ( Especially in remote locations). Heres what CEALUS says about the project:
In addition to developing the ground infrastructure needed to recharge the drones and the systems to control them while flying, a key aspect of the project will be designing pathways to ensure the drones can safely share airspace with civil aviation. The project will also ensure critical aspects such as public safety, security, and noise levels are considered. A digital blueprint of the drone delivery network will then be created with the potential to connect hospitals, pathology laboratories, distribution centers, and GP surgeries across Scotland. The project is scheduled to run until spring 2022.
Make sure to have a look at what Derek Provan( Cheif Executive of AGS Airport) says:
This project has the potential to completely revolutionize the way in which healthcare services are delivered in Scotland. Not only does drone technology have the ability to speed-up the delivery of critical medical supplies, it could reduce waiting times for test results and, more importantly, help provide equity of care between urban and remote rural communities. The organizations within this consortium are some of the most skilled and experienced in drone technology. The funding from UK Industrial Strategy will allow us to work together to overcome some of the challenges associated with scaling drone operations to deliver a transport network that is technically, socially, and financially viable. Although our focus is on healthcare, the CAELUS project could pave the way for the deployment of drone-enabled logistics in other sectors and has the potential to change the way airspace is used by manned and unmanned vehicles. It also has clear environmental benefits as it will play a key role in reducing the carbon emissions generated by existing, road-based distribution networks within Scotland.
The Scottish Government doesn’t seem to be interested in the project. Here’s what Fiona Hyslop (Scottish Government’s economy secretary) Says:
This innovative project will help position Scotland at the forefront of drone technologies to deliver essential healthcare supplies to people more quickly, especially those living remote locations. It also demonstrates, once again, that when businesses, universities, and public sector work together they can deliver for Scotland and outperform the competition, attracting welcome funding at this challenging time.
Here’s what Dronamics captured Dronamics
Dronamics is a part of the Consortium. Here’s the video:
Certain organizations have already done such things one of these is Zipline that has proved that medical drone deliveries can save lives as well as time, especially in remote areas.