New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday permitted the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to conduct a feasibility study on using drones to deliver COVID-19 vaccine, according to an official statement.Also Read - Monkeypox A Big Threat To Young Children, Warns ICMR; WHO Issues Key Facts About Disease | Details Inside

The ICMR will conduct this study in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, the ministry’s press release said. Also Read - ICMR Recruitment 2022: Apply For 18 Scientist C Posts Till June 05| Check Salary, Other Details Here

The ministry said it has granted “conditional exemption” from the “Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021” so that it can conduct a feasibility study on using drones to deliver COVID-19 vaccine. Also Read - Covid Update! Amid Soaring Cases and 4th Wave Fears, ICMR Makes This Big Statement

This exemption will be valid for a period of one year or until further orders, it noted.