Tata 1mg launches drone delivery in Dehradun

The drones will be used to collect medical samples from various parts of the city and transport them to the Tata 1mg lab for processing

Tata 1mg has established its presence in Uttarakhand by launching three integrated pharmacy and diagnostics stores and a diagnostic lab in Dehradun. The company has also commenced drone service pilot for diagnostic samples and medicines in the city to ensure faster collection and delivery, avoiding delays due to road traffic.

The drones will be used to collect medical samples from various parts of the city and transport them to the Tata 1mg lab for processing. They will also be used to deliver medicines to distant areas. A single drone will be able to carry a payload of up to 150 samples. All components of the sample transportation supply chain, including drones, will be temperature-controlled, and equipped with technology to continuously monitor temperature during the flight to the lab.

Tanmay Saksena, Chief Operating Officer, Tata 1mg said, “We are delighted to open state-of-the-art Tata 1mg stores and a diagnostic lab in Dehradun, establishing our geographical footprint in Uttarakhand, which is a very important market for us. Due to its location advantage, fast-developing economy, and robust infrastructure, Dehradun was a natural choice to expand our operations in the North. The city lies at the center of our strategy to serve other underserved markets in the state, such as Haridwar, Mussoorie, and Rishikesh. Tata 1mg is a name synonymous with trust. We look forward to offering a differentiated and elevated healthcare experience to the people of Dehradun with superior technology and systems. We will soon be opening many more Tata 1mg stores in Doon and the rest of Uttarakhand in the near future.”

“We have set up an advance check-up for the drone, before and after the flight is done. The drone analyses its own health, which includes a battery check, and follows a smart mapping technique, with the help of which it can detect the safest route to fly. Also, it uses anti-collision technology, which enables it to understand if any object comes in front of it during the flight. In case of an emergency landing, the drone will be able to locate the nearby hub where it can land safely without damaging any property or parcels”, he added.

Tata 1mg has partnered with TSAW drones to transport diagnostic samples throughout the city. The samples will be carried by a drone, which can carry a payload of up to 6 kg and cover an aerial distance of 100 km.


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