ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
COVID vaccines

India uses drones to deliver COVID vaccines to remote places

Technology could allow government to administer over 10m shots per day

India has started delivering COVID-19 vaccines to remote and hard-to-reach places using locally made drones. (Screenshot from Daybest website)

NEW DELHI -- India has started delivering COVID-19 vaccines to tough and hard-to-reach places using locally made drones, a move that could help it achieve its ambitious target of full inoculation for its entire adult population of over 940 million by the end of December.

India Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya earlier this month launched the state-run Indian Council of Medical Research's drone response -- the first such initiative in South Asia -- and an outreach program called iDrone in the country's remote northeast.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more