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Lagos Deploys Drones to Health Sector

“Zipline services will complement Lagos State’s medical supply chain by responding in minutes to request for cold chain products, unexpected stock outs and emergencies’ Mr. Hakeem Fahm

The Lagos State government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Zipline International Inc, operators of drones, to offer a drone-enabled supply chain solution in the health sector.

The Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Hakeem Fahm, who spoke during the signing of the deal at the weekend, said the deal was based on the health care initiatives of the Governor Akinwumi Ambode.

He said the partnership would leverage technology to improve the supply chain of critical medical supplies, reduce waste and save lives.

According to him, the drones will be used to ensure secured, reliable and timely deliveries of essential health care products to publicly-owned hospitals and other health facilities in the State

“Lagos State has started a process that will allow us to deliver critical medical needs of every publicly-owned hospital in the state within a short period when needed.

“Zipline services will complement Lagos State’s medical supply chain by responding in minutes to request for cold chain products, unexpected stock outs and emergencies’, the commissioner added.

Also, the Representative of Zipline Mr. Diekoye  Oyeyinka  who signed the MoU for his company, he said Lagos will be the first mega city in the world to have an autonomous instant delivery system, when it is fully deployed.

Zipline is a robotics airplane manufacturer based in California, United States, focusing on delivering medical supplies to undeveloped and underdeveloped areas.

They work to improve access to healthcare and save lives

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