NHS considers drones to carry medical supplies in Scottish Highlands

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NHS Highland is working on a project which could see drones deployed to transport medical supplies in the area.

With the Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the University of the Highlands and Islands, drones could be used to pick up and deliver items across Caithness, Skye and Argyll.

According to a report from the BBC, the health board said he project, which is based in Inverness, was still in the early stages.

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A spokesperson commented: “They could be used to transport goods and supplies across the region, delivering and picking up items from sites including, but not limited to, GP surgeries, hospitals and care homes.”

The report went on to describe how he added that a prior information notice had been issued to enable the project to consider what was currently available in terms of the market and what technology is available.

In December, Commercial Drone Professional reported on how a child in the South Pacific had received vaccine delivered by drone.

Read the full report here:

Child receives world’s first drone-delivered vaccine

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