Ayade deploys drones for medical supplies to hard to reach areas

The Cross River state government is set to deploy digital medical drones to hard to reach areas of the state.

The drones will supply drugs and other medical essentials to such areas.

To this effect, the government is partnering a drone delivery company to achieve this purpose.

Speaking Monday during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding with the company’s officials in Calabar, Governor Ben Ayade said Cross River was playing a special role in the heath sector, stating that “in 90 days, we will start the delivery of essential drugs to hard to reach areas facilitated by drone delivery systems.”

Earlier, the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu, described the drone delivery system as a game changer “in ensuring that medical supplies, drugs, vaccines can be delivered to health centres in real time and in the shortest possible time so that people can get help when they need it.”

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