Greece has tested a drone deliver system that delivers medicines to remote places in an environmentally friendly way.
The drone, equipped with four rotor blades, took off from the northwestern Greek city of Trikala and flew 3 kilometers (1.86 miles) to Leptokarya to deliver medicines to a pharmacy and to a farmer in a field.
After a pharmacy staff unloaded the medicine from a storage compartment on the drone, it took off to deliver medicine to the farmer.
“Technology can give real solutions to real problems that we have today. Today we transported medicines to a pharmacy nearby, tomorrow it could be to transport medicines to some emergency,” said Trikala Mayor Dimitris Papastergiou.
The EU-funded program, Harmony, aims to use low carbon and less resource intensive solutions for transport.
Harmony is aimed at serving people with mobility issues, in isolated villages and homes and sites of emergencies said Officials while adding, the project played a significant role during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It concerns situations where immediate help will be needed, or people and places that are isolated,” said Dimitris Anastasiou, president of the Trikala pharmacists’ association. The Harmony program, which also has autonomous vehicles, will be tested in six cities in Europe and Britain.