Tata 1mg starts drone delivery in Dehradun

Launches three Tata 1mg stores, one diagnostic lab in city

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Tata 1mg has partnered with TSAW drones, a leading drone logistics service provider

Digital health platform Tata 1mg has established its presence in Uttarakhand by launching three integrated pharmacy and diagnostics stores and a diagnostic lab in Dehradun. The company has also started a drone service pilot for the faster collection and delivery of diagnostic samples and medicines – avoiding delays due to road traffic.

The drones will be used to collect medical samples from across the city and transport them to the Tata 1mg lab for processing, as well as deliver medicines to distant areas. A single drone will be able to carry a payload of up to 150 samples. All components of the sample transportation supply chain, including drones, will be temperature-controlled and equipped with technology to continuously monitor temperature during the flight to the lab.

Tanmay Saksena, chief operating officer, Tata 1mg, said: “Due to its location advantage, fast-developing economy, and robust infrastructure, Dehradun was a natural choice to expand our operations in the North. The city lies at the center of our strategy to serve other under-served markets in the state, such as Haridwar, Mussoorie, and Rishikesh. We look forward to offering a differentiated healthcare experience to the people of Dehradun with superior technology and systems. We will soon open many more Tata 1mg stores in the rest of Uttarakhand in the near future.”

Tanmay added: “Our mission is to make healthcare understandable, accessible, and affordable to all. We are a technology-first company. It is our constant endeavor to figure out how technological innovations can help us achieve our mission.”

The company is taking all precautions to avoid any mishap. Tanmay said, “We have set up an advance check-up for the drone, before and after the flight is done. The drone analyzes its own health, which includes a battery check. It follows a smart mapping technique, which helps it to detect the safest route to fly. Its anti-collision technology enables it to avoid any object in front. In case of an emergency landing, the drone can locate the nearby hub where it can land safely.”

Tata 1mg has partnered with TSAW drones, a leading drone logistics service provider, to transport diagnostic samples. The samples will be carried by a drone, which can carry a payload of up to 6 kg and cover an aerial distance of 100 km.

Tata 1mg’s company-owned and operated stores in Dehradun, with an average size of 500 sq. ft., offer integrated healthcare solutions for every need. Customers can purchase 100% genuine medicines, avail of world-class diagnostics, and have convenient e-consultation with top doctors. As part of the launch celebrations, Tata 1mg stores in Dehradun are offering up to 50% discount on numerous products and categories, including medicines and lab tests.

The Tata 1mg stores in Dehradun are located at Race Course, Vasant Vihar, and Kishan Nagar. The company already operates more than 40+ stores in Delhi-NCR, Jaipur, and Kolkata and intends to open 200 new stores in India over the next few months.

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