Covid-19: Drone to sanitise, deliver medicines in containment zones in Bengaluru

Last Updated: Saturday, 1 May 2021 (12:50 IST)
Bengaluru: In order to contain the rising number of cases in silicon city, drones are to be used to sanitize containment zones as well as deliver medicines and essential goods to the affected people.

An initiative of Lok Sabha member and Garuda Aerospace, the drive to sanitize containment zones was kick-started by Chief Minister on Friday late evening.
 
Speaking at the launch, the Chief Minister, welcoming the initiative, said, “Like other parts of the country, our state is also facing a situation due to the second wave of the Covid-19.”
 
“During these difficult times, it is very important to supply timely delivery of emergency medicines and vaccines. I am happy to note that for the first time in the country, drones will be used for supplying medicines, and also for sanitizing public places,” he said.
 
“I appreciate the efforts of and Mohan,” Yediyurappa said.
 
He said the drones with a capacity to ferry 35-40 kg of materials can be used for delivering medicines and essential goods besides sanitising the areas. (UNI)