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Tech ministers explore drone-based medical deliveries

Medical services and connectivity advantages mooted for rural areas

July 12th 2023

Tagged: Rurality

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Funding of £20 million has been announced to support the development of drone-assisted medical services and internet connectivity.

In a statement, secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology Chloe Smith said the UK Space Agency would fund companies to develop drone-based medical supplies, and internet access in rural areas.