Drones should be used to transport emergency meds: Specialist

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A team of specialist doctors had pointed out to the Ministry of Health that drone technology could be used to transport blood in emergencies to hospitals in any part of the island.

Authorities face practical problems such as wastage of time, when such things are transported by terrain vehicles which is the only system currently used to transport medicine in cases of an emergency.

Cardiologist Gotabaya Ranasinghe of the National Hospital, Colombo (CNH) said that providing of medicines in an emergency was a decisive factor in saving lives.

He said that drones would come handy in this matter.

He stated that a drone could transport about two kilograms of materials at a speed of 100 km per hour. (Dayaseeli Liyanage)

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