Drones bring blood Rwanda

Drones bring blood Rwanda

Tech October 14, 2016 12:21

muhanga - The Californian company has Zipline in Rwanda world's first delivery service launched by drones. It is a service that is designed primarily for medical reasons. Doctors will soon go by drone blood supplies to send to colleagues.

Now, patients who require blood sometimes wait a long time because of the poor road conditions in the African country. In the longer term should also other stuff with the drone can join. This concerns, for example certain vaccines or other medical products may require hospitals. The 13 kilo drone can fly up to 150 kilometers and the air is shot with a catapult that purpose. On landing parachute is used.

It is unclear how much the flying courier. The government pays for each receipt in Rwanda but would not give details. ' It is a sustainable investment, not philanthropy. We think this is really important, 'said a spokesman told Reuters.

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