Drones for transporting Blood: Dr Lal PathLabs to explore feasibility
New Delhi: Diagnostic services provider Dr. Lal PathLabs said it has launched a pilot project to use drones for transporting blood samples.
The use of drones would expand Dr Lal Pathlab's services to inaccessible locations, the company said in a statement.
Pilot projects are being launched across multiple remote, semi-urban, and rural locations to experiment with multiple-use cases that eliminate challenges like congestion due to traffic, poor road conditions, and inaccessibility, it added.
''As the leader in diagnostic industry, Dr Lal PathLabs is committed towards integration of new technologies into its existing logistics systems to further expedite sample collections. The use of drones could significantly speed up regular and emergency medical care in rural areas and help save lives,'' Dr Lal PathLabs Head Logistics & Home Collection Amit Aggarwal noted.
The company is initiating pilot projects in different parts of the country.
''If these first trial runs are successful, we are hopeful to expand drone sample collection services at scale across India soon,'' Aggarwal said.