- Zipline's medical drones would be outdoored by President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, April 24, 2019
- The event would take place at the drone facility at Akyem Tafo in the Eastern region
- Some dignitaries are expected to join the president to tour the facility as part of the ceremony
President Akufo-Addo would on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, formally open the Zipline medical drone facility at Akyem Tafo in the Eastern region.
The facility would help deliver vaccines that will be administered to patients at the New Tafo hospital.
YEN.com.gh understands that as part of the event, other dignitaries would join the president to tour the Zipline facility.
The much-awaited landmark Medical Drone 'Fly-To-Save-A-Life' project would give Ghana's healthcare a facelift through advanced technology.
Ghana has adopted the technology to use medical drones to deliver medicines, non-medical consumables, blood and blood products.
Per a report by Modernghana.com, the service will operate 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
The Ghana Health Service has selected 148 lifesaving medical products to be stocked at Zipline’s four distribution centers nationwide.
Zipline will guarantee delivery of those products upon request to any of the thousands of health facilities served.
Each of the four distribution centers will be staffed by a team of 35 Ghanaian engineers and logistics personnel, equipped with at least 20 drones.
Together, all four distribution centers will be capable of making at least 600 on-demand delivery flights a day.
The drones can carry 1.75 kilos of cargo, cruising at 110 kilometers an hour, and have an all-weather round trip range of 160 kilometers.
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