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Health Ministry To Start Nationwide Drone Delivery of Medical Supplies

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The Government of Ghana signs $12m deal with Zipline for nationwide drone delivery of medical supplies.

A $12 million contract for the design, installation and operation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), otherwise known as drones, for the delivery of medicines and other medical supplies to health facilities across the country has been awarded to Silicon Valley-based logistics company, Zipline International Incorporated.

The contract has been awarded through sole-sourcing to Zipline following an approval from the Public Procurement Authority, whose November 16, 2018, correspondence to the Minister of Health and signed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Authority, AB Adjei, stated, among other things, that “we also noted the rather strong argument put up by the Service Provider to justify their pricing; indicating that the price offered to the Ministry of Health is comparable to prices for similar operations in other jurisdictions.

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The Ministry and its stakeholders satisfied themselves that the cost of the project would obtain value for money to inure to the benefit of the state.

Source: citinewsroom

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