Three key areas impacted by Drone technology for COVID-19 response
Dr Shailesh Jhawar, Director – Critical Care, Apex Hospitals; Girish Korde, Team Principal, Alpha MD – Global Healthcare Research & Consulting; Dr Kaushik De, Healthcare Research & Consulting, Alpha MD
Social distancing has been a key weapon in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and Gordian knot for service delivery. Drone companies can be the key to deal with such a Gordian knot. Drone technology can be used on a scale which it has not been used earlier to reduce person-to-person contact and thereby breaking the chain of transmission of Covid19.
Drone technologies has been shown to be technically feasible for certain set of tasks for which they have been tested, and few companies like Zipline have even been able to develop a business model with some measure of success. In a crisis like the current Corona19 pandemic, regulators have been focusing on the key question—in this case, how can the drones be better used in breaking the chain of infection?