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Future of healthcare: Meghalaya uses drone for first time to deliver medicines to remote health centres

According to a senior health department official, the deployment of a drone to transport medicines in Meghalaya was done on a trial basis.

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Meghalaya becomes the first in the country to successfully deliver medicines via drones to remote primary health centers. a drone was deployed in the state’s West Khasi Hills district, 25 km away from the district headquarter.

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that the state has launched a pilot project to deliver India’s 1st Medicine Delivery via a Hybrid e-VTOL drone in Meghalaya from Nongstoin to Maweit PHC covering a distance of 25 km in less than 25 mins.

He further added that drone technology can change the future of healthcare. This is a one-of-a-kind initiative that will revolutionize the healthcare supply chain for an underprivileged population.

The tech support was provided by the innovation team Tech Eagle, Smart Village Movement in collaboration with the State Health Department, said the Chief Minister. According to sources, the deliveries were made using an e-VTOL (Virtual take-off and landing) Drone AquilaX2.

According to a senior health department official, the deployment of a drone to transport medicines was done on a trial basis, and today’s deployment was effective, reducing the time from 3 hours to less than half an hour.

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Similarly, Jammu is also launching a pilot project for delivery medicines using drones in the undulating landscape of Jammu and surrounding areas from Saturday.

Jammu is currently focusing on the delivery of Covid vaccines and if the project is successful then it would be expanded for regular delivery of medicines in hilly and remote areas.

The drone is manufactured entirely by the scientists of Bengaluru’s National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL).

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Kullu Dussehra swing accident: 3 people, including 1 woman, sustained injuries after tyre falls on their head | WATCH

During the incident, two people from Delhi and a woman from Kullu sustained major injuries.

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Kullu Dussehra swing accident: 3 people, including 1 woman, sustained injuries after tyre falls on their head | WATCH

Dussehra is celebrated with great pomp and zeal in India. From having good food to enjoying swings, people visit Dussehra fairs to mark this festival. But a horrific incident happened during International Kullu Dussehra Festival in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu when three people sustained injuries after a swing tyre fell on them on Wednesday at around 9 pm.

The video of the same is going viral on social media in which it can be seen that, as and when the woman stepped outside the swing, its tyre suddenly broke and fell on another woman standing nearby. During the incident, two people from Delhi and a woman from Kullu sustained major injuries.

The good part was that the swing was not moving at that time, otherwise, a serious accident might have occurred if it had continued to swing. At the time of the incident, people were getting off the swing. When the girl left the swing, the tyre touched her head and landed on another girl who was standing close by, and she fainted.

The police rushed to the spot immediately after receiving the information about the incident. After reaching, the authorities sealed the swing. The police are conducting research thoroughly to find the reason behind the mishap.

Speaking about the incident, Additional Superintendent of Police Kullu Sagar Chandra said that the swing was sealed as soon as the information was received. The girl is undergoing treatment in the hospital as she has suffered a neck injury, while information about where the two tourists from Delhi went for treatment is not available.

A similar incident took place a few days ago in Punjab’s Mohali after a swing fell to the ground at the Dussehra fair, injuring around 20 people.

In another incident, an 80-foot effigy of Ravana fell on the ground in Haryana’s Yamunanagar during Ravana Dahan. The video of the incident is doing rounds on the internet in which it can be seen that people were standing close to the nearly-burnt effigy of Ravana when it started falling.

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West Bengal: 8 people died by drowning in Mal river during visarjan | Watch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the floods.

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At least eight people drowned and several others are missing in flash floods that occurred during the immersion of idols of Goddess Durga in Mal river in Jalpaiguri district on the occasion of Vijayadashami.

A senior official said that at the time of the incident, hundreds of people had gathered on the banks of the Mal river for the visargan when the incident took place. Jalpaiguri District Magistrate Moumita Godara gave media update and said that people were washed away due to sudden intensification of water in the river. So far eight bodies have been recovered and 50 people have been rescued.

He further added that that 13 people with minor injuries have been admitted to a nearby hospital. And the search and rescue operation is being carried out by NDRF (National Disaster Response Force), SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) with the help of police and local administration.

State Backward Classes Welfare Minister Bulu Chik Baraik expressed his apprehension that the death toll will increase further. Baraik Mal is the MLA of the assembly constituency. He said that he was present at the spot when the accident happened. Several got washed away and the river’s current was very fast.

He said that hundreds of people were present there at the time of the incident and many are still missing. Baraik and several senior Trinamool Congress leaders reached the spot to take stock of the relief and rescue operations.

Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Legislative Assembly Shubhendu Adhikari expressed grief over the incident and requested the state administration to expedite the rescue work.

On the other hand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the floods. PM Modi tweeted, “Saddened by the accident that happened during Durga Puja festival in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. Condolences to those who lost their loved ones.”

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Indore girl shot dead in firing at Garba Pandal, killer not identified yet

It remained a challenge for the police to find out the killer and reason behind the firing at Garba pandal in Indore

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An 11-year-old girl, who had gone to see Garba celebrations with her mother on Tuesday night, was shot dead by an unidentified killer in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore district. The girl had died due to severe bullet injuries to her head.

The incident is from the Hiranagar police station area of Indore.

Mahi Santosh Shinde, a girl studying in class six, had gone to the nearby locality to enjoy Garba with her mother last night.

After firing at Garba pandal, the minor girl’s mother immediately reached home with the child. From home, the girl was brought to the nearest Barod hospital, from where she was referred to Rajshree Apollo Hospital where he was declared dead during treatment.

A sound was heard before the accident, but it was not known that the bullet had been fired, she also said.

In a video shared by Nai Duniya on Twitter, the minor girl’s father can be seen explaining about the last night’s firing incident in the neighbouring locality.

Talking to the reporters, her father Santosh Shinde said a sound was heard when her daughter was sitting next to her seat at the Garba pandal. When his wife checked out then she find a huge amount of blooding from her daughter’s head, he said.

Hiranagar police said that the body of the minor girl has been sent to MY Hospital for post-mortem. A bullet-shaped object is visible in her head in the CT scan of the girl’s head. The reality will be known only after the post-mortem report comes.

The investigation is underway to identify the killer, who has not been identified yet. However, it remained a challenge for the police to find out from where the bullet was fired and who fired it.

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