All cities in Pakistan are under lockdown as a precautionary step to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. But even lockdown isn’t a hurdle for some Pakistani doctors as they are using drones to deliver medicines.
According to media reports 15 doctors from DHQ Hospital, Haripur joined hands together and purchased a drone to start delivery of medicines to patients at their doorsteps.
The drone is currently being used to deliver required medicines to heart, kidney and eye patients because they are at higher risk from COVID-19, due to weak immune system and older age. The use of drones means less human interaction which reduces the risk of coronavirus.
MS DHQ Hospital also said that they have established telemedicine service along with free medicines for those who cannot afford it.
So if someone is not able to afford any essential medicines then he can simply contact the hospital after which the medicines will be delivered using the drone, free of cost. Many other hospitals in Pakistan also launched telemedicine including Jinnah Sindh Medical University.
The telemedicine aims to ensure people avoid traveling during the lockdown, but the emergency services are still available in the hospital.