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Hospital Launches Drone Delivery Service
The drones transport medicines and personal protective equipment between its facilities.
Specially trained drone operators are stationed at the facilities to operate the drones and scan the airspace for traffic.
New drones carry infusion medicines, compounded drugs and PPE, but Wake Forest is planning to expand the drone operations to lab samples and tests.
Novant Health Medical Center in Charlotte is also using drones to deliver medical supplies and personal protective equipment, according to The Verge.
The Novant drones drop their supplies via parachute, so the center doesn’t need any additional infrastructure to receive deliveries.