Ghana records first medical drone crash

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Ghana has recorded its first medical drone crash since its operations commenced on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

According to reports, the Zipline medical drone which was flying to distribute essential emergency medical supplies crashed on a farm in the Mampong-Dawu Valley in the Eastern Region.

It is unclear which facility the drone was directed to, but officials from the National Disaster Management Organisation (NDAMO) rushed to the scene to rescue it after it crashed.

The Omenako project site, is to serve areas within the Eastern Region, including the Afram Plains, the Volta Region, parts of Greater Accra and the Ashanti regions.

Among the emergency medical supplies to be distributed are blood and other medications on request from a medical facility within designated areas.

The project is expected to help transform Ghana’s health delivery system.

It is also expected to be a major complement for the health sector because it will help deliver emergency essential drugs and blood to deprived areas of the country effectively, faster and relatively cheaper.

Ghana|| Porcia Oforiwaa Ofori