The trial was conducted within a 15-km radius at Gauribidanur in the outskirts of Bengaluru by Udaan for the last mile delivery of medicines. During the pilot, two variants of drones were successfully tested - Medcopter X4 and Medcopter X8. Pharma Deliveries of up to 2kg payload were tested at various distances in the designated area varying from 2-7 kms aerial distance.
At a high-level meeting which Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired to review the availability and supply of oxygen and medicines, it was noted that states are being provided medicines in good quantities with the Centre in regular touch with the manufacturers to enhance their production and extend all help needed.
Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan decided to take action against a drug distributor in Andhra Pradesh after receiving numerous complaints. The Cabinet Minister directed the authorities concerned to register a case against the company. Also, its warehouse was raided and all the goods were seized on his instructions.