Now, a drone to transport blood to the needy

Now, a drone to transport blood to the needy

Submitted by Subeditor on Thu, 2016-02-11 17:12 Bengaluru: Bengaluru’s notorious traffic jams have made several residents miss their flights, trains or an appointment. But while missed appointments can be rescheduled and tickets rebooked for another day, there are no second chances for a wounded patient whose life depends on reaching hospital as quickly as possible for a blood transfusion but is instead stuck in traffic.Moved by the ordeal of victims who have suffered blood-loss and need urgent medical help, a Russian national pursuing his research in Bengaluru has built a drone which can carry blood to the needy anywhere in the city.“I have never experienced this kind of terrible traffic in my life,” said Stanislaw, who is doing his M.Tech in Electronics from Aalborg University in Denmark and is currently in the city ona project assignment. “Therefore I decided to create something which can save the many lives quickly and which is not too expensive. I am sure this machine invented by me will help out lakhs of Indians.”Stanislaw’s drone can transport blood from one hospital to another hospital during emergencies. The drone can carry a bottle or a packet of blood and can be operated through Global Positioning System (GPS) to reach the exact spot.  Speaking to Bfirst.in, Stanislaw said, “The reason why I am interested in this drone is because this city has terrible traffic and ambulances get stuck in the traffic. If blood is needed urgently then it is not possible to transport the patient in this kind of traffic.”Stanislaw said his drone can travel at about 80 Km/h and costs about Rs1.25 lakh. “This is useful as it reaches the needy in time and it is pollution free too. If this device is approved by the Government of India, then I would be very happy,” he said.IA Khan, Managing Director, Novatech Robo, said, “This project is first of its kind in the country. This is going to help many people if it is approved by the government and allowed it to operate in the field of public medical transportation. The unique factor of this project is that it is pollution-free, faster than any other forms of transport and less expensive.”