Drones will deliver medical supplies to remote First Nations during COVID-19 pandemic

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine received a $750,000 dollar grant to deliver health care supplies to the remote First Nations communities using drones.

The Remote Communities Drone Transport Initiative received money from the 2020 TD Ready Challenge to deliver personal protective equipment and medications, as well as COVID-19 testing and diagnostics during the ongoing pandemic.

“It’s an opportunity whereby we can explore the use of drone technology to support remote Indigenous communities in a new way,” says Dr. John Pawlovich, one of the project’s leaders.

“Drone technology has been around for a while now, but hasn’t been thoroughly explored, in terms of potential to augment healthcare initiatives for indigenous communities.”

When 82 First Nations in B.C went into lock-down last April, many cut off access to their communities to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they also cut off their own supply lines, according to a

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KPH, VJH get more medical supplies, equipment

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Kingston Public (KPH) and Victoria Jubilee hospitals officially received additional medical equipment and supplies from the American Friends of Jamaica (AFJ), during a handing over ceremony last Friday.

According to the South East Regional Health Authority — which administrates the delivery of healthcare services to the residents of St Catherine, St Thomas, Kingston and St Andrew — the donations include thermometers probe cover, oxygen masks, compressor nebulisers, corrugated tubing, drainage kit and other items.

In her remarks at the ceremony, Executive Director, Caron Chung at the American Friends of Jamaica, said the organisation welcomed the opportunity to assist the hospital by providing much needed equipment especially during this pandemic.

Director of Nursing Services of the Victoria Jubilee Hospital, Elise Fairweather-Blackwood expressed profound gratitude to the donor for the items that will improve the services being offered to the patients.

She noted that the organisation has donated

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Rationalise GST rates on parts used in manufacturing of medical equipment



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Rationalise GST rates on parts used in manufacturing of medical equipment

If there was any year in the recent past that made us realise the importance of the general state of health care programs and the overall medical infrastructure in our country, it was without a doubt the year 2020. Decades of research and development in the field of medicine and medical equipment was put to test not just in India but the world over.

It is not just the advancement of medicine that determines the efficacy of the health care system. Government policies in and around technology, too, are a strong indicator of any country’s health care infrastructure. The tax regime for medicine and medical equipment forms a major aspect of such policymaking.

Lower rates of GST and customs duty on medical devices prima facie may appear beneficial but the rates of duty on parts

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Medical Equipment Cooling Market Revenue Growth Predicted by 2021-2030 | Glen Dimplex Group, Legacy Chiller Systems Inc

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Jan 29, 2021 (MarketResearch.biz via Comtex) —
A consciously conceived and designed business intelligence report titled Global Medical Equipment Cooling market 2021 by Manufacturers, Type, and Application, Forecast to 2030 by MarketResearch.biz discloses a succinct analysis of the regional spectrum, market size, and revenue forecast about the market. This report sheds light on the vital developments along with other events happening in the global Medical Equipment Cooling market which is marking on the enlargement and opening doors for outlook growth in the coming years.

This is the latest report, covering the current COVID-19/Corona Virus pandemic impact on the market which has affected every aspect of life globally. This has brought along several changes in market conditions and the Business areas. The rapidly changing market scenario and initial and future assessment of the impact are covered in the

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