Drones to support charity’s medical efforts in the Ukraine
Draganfly, a North American drone manufacturer, confirmed that one of the first of nearly a dozen initial humanitarian drones have arrived in Europe to soon deliver insulin to hard-to-reach hospitals in Ukraine
Following an initial donation of 13 drones to Revived Soldiers Ukraine (RSU), the charity has ordered 200 Draganfly Medical Response drones equipped with temperature-managed payload boxes that can transport up to 35 pounds of blood, pharmaceuticals, insulin/medicines, vaccines, and wound care kits. Because insulin is a temperature-sensitive product, quick and safe transportation of the hormone is a top priority.
Access to life saving insulin
There are roughly 2.3 million people living with diabetes in Ukraine, many of whom are Type 1 diabetics, who need multiple daily injections of insulin to survive. For those living in high-conflict areas of the country, access to life-saving insulin is limited or non-existent.
NuGen Medical Devices has donated the needle-free injection devices and 5,000 needle-free disposable syringes to be filled with insulin. Not only are life-saving medical supplies like insulin dwindling in Ukraine, but there is also an urgent need for many medicines across the country as hospitals have been under direct attack since Russia invaded on 24 February.