This service works with 12 hospitals, all of which can be reached by state-based drone networks in the eastern region. In total, the hospital provides care and medicine for more than five million people.
Delivery via drone becomes an important service because it allows hospitals to obtain new supplies that are delivered periodically instead of supplies delivered from afar that have been damaged for use.
The Rwandan government announces full support for the service of blood delivery and medical supplies via drones as it is assessed more quickly. Previously to send blood, they took four hours, while with this service to 45 minutes.
Drones can fly at speeds up to 60 miles per hour and delivery networks can notify hospital staff as drones approach the inter-location point. When you reach the destination location, the drone will lower the supply while it is on the air using a parachute, then return to its base.