Ghana is following in the footsteps of Rwanda, which was the first country in the world to do blood deliveries for medical purposes via drones. Now the government of Ghana through parliament has approved a project that will see blood among other medical supplies supplied via drones.
“Everybody everywhere should have quality care and Ghanaians are going to use drones to deliver drugs and services,” said Nsiah Asare, the Director General of Ghanaian government’s Health Service. “We believe that it is the most effecient, effective, and cheapest way to deliver to the remotest and underserved areas in the country.”
Though the project was approved by parliament, it did face a lot of skepticism, but aftr much discussion and scrutiny it got the green light. The project will be run by Zipline, the same U.S.-company that is also handling the Rwanda’s drone medical delivery services.
The process is more or less like that running in Rwanda. The health center simply sends a request for supplies through SMS, the supplies are then packed and loaded onto a drone. Within 30-45 minutes, the supplies should have been dropped at the pickup …read more
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