In the time of Cyclone Gulab, the newly launched Medicine from Sky helped save a 16-month-old baby.
A drone was deployed to send medicines to a baby who was ill in Kurthi village, Pitlam Mandal in the Kamareddy district of Telangana.
The drone flew across Manjeera River with medicines after teleconsultation with a doctor.
Telangana government started delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, medicines, medical samples and other healthcare items using drones last week.
Mumbai-based logistics company Blue Dart has teamed up with the drone delivery startup Skye Air Mobility for the Telangana government’s “Medicine from the Sky” project.
Meanwhile rains pounded several parts of Telangana on Monday (September 27), even as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that heavy rains are expected at isolated places in different districts of the state over the next 48 hours.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao took stock of the situation with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar.
Rao directed the Chief Secretary to take all necessary precautions against any loss of life or property due to heavy rains forecast across the state for another two days due to the impact of cyclone Gulab, an official release said.
The IMD, which issued a red alert for 14 districts in the state, warned that heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagityal, Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddapally, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Janagaon, Siddipet, Kamareddy districts today.
The rains will result in massive water pooling on roads and low lying areas in most places and agriculture land submerge /crop damage, it said, adding, thunderstorm accompanied by lightning with wind speed 30-40 kmph is very likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts.