TechEagle drone moves medicines in Indian hilly state Himachal Pradesh
The eVTOL vehicle takes off vertically like a helicopter and converts itself automatically into fixed-wing.
TechEagle has partnered with govt of Himachal to conduct PoC for delivering medicines and vaccines from PHC to sub-centre in Kullu district via Hybrid e-VTOL drone.
The project is aimed at improving the healthcare & supply chain in the state of Himachal Pradesh.
Mukesh Repaswal(IAS), director, Department of Information Technology, Himachal Pradesh said " The drone trials will help ascertain the advantages and benefits that Himachal can drive from use of drones and help the State plan areas of intervention for extensive utilisation of drones for provision of improved service delivery to its citizens. We are looking forward to working along with TechEagle in successful PoC/demonstration of advantages of drones in reaching to far-flung and hard areas of the State."
Vikram Singh Meena, founder & CEO of TechEagle said "Aerial routes are defying the limits of on-road transportations. With our made in India Hybrid e-VTOL Drone, we delivered medicines in Tirthan valley of Himachal from a Primary Health Center to Sub Center, Drone covered an aerial distance of 15km in less than 9 minutes, while the road transport takes more than one hour. We are building technology to make an incredible contribution to improving the supply chain. The utilization of drone technology is resolving issues plaguing modern healthcare including overcoming the barriers of COVID-19 vaccine delivery in far-flung areas."
The project was carried out by TechEagle's made in India Hybrid e-VTOL Drone. It is a Vertical Take-Off & Landing Vehicle that takes off vertically like a helicopter and converts itself automatically into fixed-wing (i.e. passenger aircraft) mode for travelling larger distances with greater speed and when it reaches the delivery locations, converts itself back to helicopter mode to land in a very small area of 5m*5m. In addition, it can be operated in most of the geographics and terrains.
TechEagle's Hybrid e-VTOL drone is made in India that is built to ensure consistent and reliable distribution of life-saving drugs including medicines, vaccines and other medical essentials in several parts of the country. The deep tech startup also focuses on reverse logistics by collecting the samples of blood and bringing them for quick diagnosis.