Drone-based delivery network for healthcare
As on August 2023
flights made for diagnostic pickups, drugs, vaccines, and supply deliverables
diagnostics samples collected
vaccine doses delivered
units of medical and emergency drugs delivered
- Arunachal Pradesh and Odisha
SAMRIDH has been instrumental in helping us structure blended finance solutions to boost the adoption of drone-based supply chains for India’s public and private healthcare systems. SAMRIDH’s financial and advisory support enabled us to set up India’s first aerial supply chain network in Arunachal Pradesh. SAMRIDH is also providing impact validation support for the Arunachal network, resulting in a unique study on the significance/influence of drones in India’s healthcare system. With this association, we are able to demonstrate a superior impact over traditional supply chains and scale programs to influence millions of lives in India. Blended finance solutions are vital in boosting the adoption of emerging technologies like drones, and SAMRIDH’s support is helping us deploy sustainable drone networks. We are aiming to reach more than a million people under this collaboration.
SAMRIDH’s financial assistance is enabling Redwing Labs to address challenges in India’s last-mile healthcare supply chain systems. A combination of validation grants and milestone-based funding is used to cover Redwing Labs’ operational expenses. As a “risk investor”, SAMRIDH pays an incentive to Redwing Labs based on defined outcomes. With an objective to inform India’s drone policy for future drone-based healthcare delivery, SAMRIDH is also supporting Redwing Labs by facilitating coordination with state governments and evaluating the impact of its initiatives.