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Cross River State Set to deploy drones for medical supplies

by Nwani Chisom
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Oyogist.com has learned that the Cross River Government has commenced plans to deploy digital medical drones to several underdeveloped areas of the state in order to ensure adequate supply of drugs and other medical essentials.

The state government partnered with a drone delivery company, Zipline.

The Governor of the state, Ben Ayade while commending the recent development said Cross River was playing a special role in the health sector.

Ayade said:

“In 90 days, we will start the delivery of essential drugs to hard to reach areas facilitated by drone delivery systems”.

“I want to thank the entire team for your commitment to this course and we are here to provide you all the necessary support to see that you start on a strong footing,” he said.

He said that the company would be a major stakeholder in quality healthcare delivery in the state, especially when the state-owned pharmaceutical company, Calapharm, starts running.

“When our pharmaceutical company starts running, it will be a major producer of most of these drugs and we believe that its expertise will really be needed around that area since their delivery time is just about 30 minutes.

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