India’s leading healthcare drone logistics startup TSAW Drones, has announced that it has received a Service Order from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the world’s oldest and largest medical research organization. This tie-up is poised to bring about major advancements in healthcare and medical supply deliveries through the use of drones, addressing critical healthcare challenges.
ICMR’s ambitious project, spanning three locations – Telangana, Karnataka, and Himachal Pradesh – will encompass six months of regular deliveries to support healthcare facilities in Yaddari district (Telangana), Manipal district (Karnataka), and Lahul (Himachal Pradesh). These deliveries will connect several locations, including distribution centers and primary health centers (PHCs), facilitating the transportation of vital medical supplies, TB samples, tissue samples, diagnostic samples, and more.
Dr. Sumit Aggarwal, Scientist D and Program Officer at ICMR, remarked, “This momentous collaboration exemplifies our unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of healthcare delivery in India. By harnessing the cutting-edge capabilities of drone technology, we are not merely opening doors; we are tearing down barriers to healthcare access in the remotest regions of our country. This initiative stands as a testament to our resolve to leave no one behind and to ensure that every citizen, regardless of their geographic location, receives the medical attention they deserve.” However full details of studies may be obtained from ICMR-Hqrs.
One of the most notable aspects of this initiative is to connect some PHCs situated at the world’s highest peaks, above 12,000 feet. This presents a unique challenge that TSAW Drones is eager to tackle.
Kishan Tiwari, Founder and CEO of TSAW Drones, stated, “At TSAW Drones, we are privileged to join hands with ICMR in this groundbreaking initiative. Our mission has always been to leverage technology for societal betterment, and this collaboration perfectly aligns with that vision. In this undertaking overcoming difficult terrains and reaching unprecedented altitudes to serve underserved communities and also to achieve this height will definitely be a challenge but we are fully prepared to ensure timely and reliable access to medical resources and look forward to achieving this successfully.”
Looking forward, both parties have their sights set on a Pan India expansion, connecting more Distribution Centers with Primary Health Centers, and bringing cutting-edge healthcare logistics to even more communities across the nation. The entire project will be conducted under the rigorous oversight of ICMR, ensuring the highest standards of safety and effectiveness. Notably, all deliveries will be executed by TSAW’s logistics arm.
About TSAW Drones:
Founded in 2019, by Kishan and Rimanshu, TSAW (Technit Space and Aero Works) is a drone technology company with a vision to facilitate industries by the introduction of drone-based tech solutions. The brand is headquartered in IIT Delhi. All these drones are operated on lithium batteries with Zero Carbon Emission. DRONECO is one of the brands under TSAW’s umbrella which is focused on providing logistics services using drones. All the drones are powered by TSAW’s propriety Drone Cloud Intelligence System (DCIS), a cloud-based autopilot, which performs jobs like automatic path planning, drone traffic deconfliction and predictive health management & recovery, hence reducing the downtime to approximately Zero mins between flights and providing better operational efficiency. To know more, visit: https://tsaw.tech/
DRONECO is the logistic arm of TSAW, launched in January 2023 which comes with a vision to recreate the logistics ecosystem with new and faster mode of transportation i.e., drones. DRONECO will facilitate point-to-point drone transport supply chain logistics services with the primary goal of delivering goods to customers in a timely manner. Backed by its parent drone manufacturing company, TSAW, and its cloud-based UAV system DCIS (Drone Cloud Intelligence System), DRONECO intends to be the go-to last-mile logistics facilitator for healthcare, e-commerce, armed forces, medical suppliers, and others. It has an impressive track record of over 8204 successful package deliveries to date. To know more, visit: https://thedroneco.in/
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world. The ICMR has always attempted to address itself to the growing demands of scientific advances in biomedical research on the one hand, and to the need of finding practical solutions to the health problems of the country, on the other. The ICMR has come a long way from the days when it was known as the IRFA, but the Council is conscious of the fact that it still has miles to go in pursuit of scientific achievements as well as health targets. To know more, visit: https://main.icmr.nic.in/