On February 16, TechEagle’s Vertiplane X3 drone made its first delivery in the state of Uttarakhand, transporting 3.0kg of TB medicines from AIIMS Rishikesh to District Hospital, Baurari (New Tehri), covering a distance of 36 km non-stop and an elevation gain of 2 km in 29 minutes. It is 6X faster than ground transportation, as by road it is a 72+ km distance and takes approx 2.5-3 hours. The drone returned with diagnostic samples of TB from the patient’s family members.
This initiative is part of the Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan, launched by the Indian government last year. TechEagle’s end-to-end Drone technology stack has the potential to improve healthcare access in remote and underserved communities in Uttarakhand.
Dr. Meenu Singh, Executive Director & CEO, AIIMS Rishikesh highlighted ‘Our effort is to deliver essential medicines to the needy in all the remote areas of Uttarakhand. Especially in Uttarakhand, we have made efforts in the direction of tuberculosis control. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated the resolve of a TB-free India. We have tried to make this resolution a reality in Uttarakhand. She said that after completing all the homework under the campaign to send medicines by drone. Right now we have selected Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand for this service.’
Vikram Singh Meena, Founder & CEO of TechEagle expressed that “We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with AIIMS Rishikesh and the Government of Uttarakhand and to transform the healthcare supply chain in the state. Our team at TechEagle is committed to expanding this project statewide, leveraging the power of drone delivery to save and improve lives in the country. This is not just a business opportunity for us, but a chance to make a meaningful impact on the society we serve. We are proud to be leading the way in the adoption of drone delivery solutions for healthcare in India and look forward to continuing creating a larger drone ecosystem in India.” –
“TechEagle’s Vertiplane X3 is a state-of-the-art e-VTOL drone that is designed to revolutionise the logistics and healthcare industries in India. With its incredible range and speed, our drone can transport anything weighing up to 5kg over a distance of 100km, making it the fastest and longest-range hybrid drone in the country. The drone’s unique ability to take off vertically like a helicopter and then convert into fixed-wing mode for greater speed and longer distances is what sets it apart from other drones in the market. In addition, it can also land in small areas of just 5m x 5m, making it ideal for delivering essential supplies to remote or hard-to-reach areas. We are excited to bring this cutting-edge technology to India and make a real difference in people’s lives.” – Vikram Singh Meena, Founder & CEO- TechEagle
AIIMS Rishikesh also expressed its appreciation for the project and the potential it has to improve the lives of patients in the region. The success of this project has the potential to pave the way for more widespread adoption of drone delivery technology in healthcare and beyond.
TechEagle is at the forefront of transforming the healthcare supply chain in India with its innovative drone delivery solutions
TechEagle has achieved several milestones in its journey to provide universal access to healthcare for people in India. In 2018, it initiated the world’s first tea delivery using a drone in Lucknow, UP. Additionally, the company successfully completed Asia’s first cold chain vaccine delivery by drones in the state of Telangana with the World Economic Forum’s Medicine from the Sky Project. It has also conducted drone delivery of Covid-19 vaccines and medicines in hard-to-reach areas of Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya and completed the longest parcel delivery with drones for India Post.
TechEagle’s drone delivery solutions are transforming the healthcare supply chain in the country and enabling enterprises to transport essential items. The company is committed to providing universal access to healthcare for all people in the country to save and improve lives.