Seattle headquartered technology company Jungleworks has partnered with the Panipat district administration in Haryana to deliver daily essentials to Covid-19 quarantined suspects using drones.
The district has quarantined 886 people so far, the company said. According to data from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Haryana has at least 40 positive Covid-19 cases so far, of which 21 have been cured.
The drones assigned for the task can carry loads of upto 4 kg and travel within a 5 km radius from the launch location, a statement from the company said. It also uses the ‘winch mechanism’ to release packages to customers to ensure contactless delivery, it added.
“... the country will see drones make an impact and these solutions can reshape how we protect and care for people during health emergencies,” Samar Singla, CEO and founder, Jungleworks, said.
Founded in 2017, Jungleworks is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology service provider. It has offices in India and Singapore.
The company provides a suite of products such as Tookan, which one can use to build delivery management services; Yelo, for hyperlocal marketplaces; Fugu, to set up a team chat app; and Flightmap, which offers mapping infrastructure.
It claims that its cloud-based suite of SaaS products is used by over 1,00,000 customers globally, including companies such as Coca-Cola, DHL, McDonald's and Pizza Hut.