From infecting vulnerable people to simply not being well enough to travel, there are numerous downsides to traveling to a hospital for a test. Drones may be able to help faster and safer. Via the Daily Monitor:
The pilot project dubbed ‘The West Nile Medical Drone Project’ is being run under the auspices of Makerere University’s Infectious Disease Institute (IDI).
It aims to use technology to overcome geographical and proximity challenges.
“Besides that it will also aid in providing automated medical information and follow up of data, specifically of Covid-19 patients,” IDI’s regional coordinator Gerald Aluma said, adding: “For example, the drones will fly from Yumbe District to Adjumani in seven minutes while from Moyo to Adjumani which takes approximately 45 kilometres by road, it will fly in only five minutes.”
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