These Swiss hospitals are planning to deliver medical supplies by drone | World Economic Forum

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WEF reports that Switzerland’s national postal service hopes for drones to regularly ship medical goods between two major hospitals by 2018.

Source: These Swiss hospitals are planning to deliver medical supplies by drone | World Economic Forum

Deploying drones is a whole new dimension to logistics.

Thoughts?

One response

  1. In a law abiding ,properly run country like Switzerland it will work whereas here in the UK we would have to take steps to prevent drug addicts and criminals getting hold of the medical supplies by hacking into the drones or the computers controlling them and then selling the medical supplies to raise money to buy lucrative heroin.
    In the Lister Hospital in Stevenage,6 miles from where I live herion addicts from sink estates go to A and E pretending to have had falls and then try to break into the medical and drug supplies room of the hospital to steal drugs which they then sell to pay for their £400 GBP a day heroin habits.
    So this is a real,not theoretical issue with cost implications in the form of G4S guards who now have to patrol the hospital and remove these people into the hands of the very stretched Hertfordshire police.
    Dr Alf brings us an interesting take on logistics which in the UK needs to be applied to postal deliveries and parcels in remote areas of the country only,whereas in cities and towns automated postal deliveries by robots which never tire,never join trades unions,never strike,never picket,never fall ill and never need pensions are the ideal solution.

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