Garuda, Narayana Health to transport biomedical supplies
Drones will be deployed in Bengaluru to transfer biomedical samples from Narayana Health City and HSR Layout
Garuda Aerospace announced its partnership with Narayana Health, one of India's leading healthcare providers, for transporting biomedical supplies using their newly launched Sanjeevani drone.
"The partnership between the two aims to revolutionise the delivery of critical and emergency medical supplies including samples for diagnosis in times of high traffic and other challenging conditions," says a release from Garuda.
Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO, Garuda Aerospace says: "We are delighted to partner with Narayana Health and bring innovation to India's healthcare sector by using the Sanjeevani drone. Our aim is 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.”
Dr Devi Shetty, Chairman and Executive Director, Narayana Health adds: "We are committed to delivering the best possible care to our patients. The use of drones to transport biomedical samples is a critical step in achieving that goal. By partnering with Garuda Aerospace, we are able to leverage their expertise to improve the delivery of medical supplies and enhance the quality of care we provide across. In the first phase, drones will be deployed in Bengaluru to transfer biomedical samples from Narayana Health City and HSR Layout on a daily basis. In the next one year, our network of 21 hospitals will have these services."
During the pandemic, Garuda used its emergency drones to deliver medicine and vaccinations to hospitals in partnership with Swiggy, the release said. "The company's White Knight drones delivered essential medicines and vaccinations to Bengaluru hospitals for ISRO in 2021, demonstrating their capability in providing timely and efficient medical delivery."
Garuda has deployed drones for rescue and relief operations during the Chamoli glacier burst at Uttarakhand and played a huge role by supporting the locust control operation in Rajasthan, the release added.