Something new and exciting happened during this year’s Hajj, a special religious pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Post (SPL) and the Ministry of Health experimented with a novel idea involving drones.
The Saudi Post (SPL)
These drones were used to transport blood to places where it was needed, such as medical emergencies, in holy areas where pilgrims were gathering.
This new method of using drones worked extremely well. It was much faster and more efficient than the previous method of transporting blood.
It used to take about 2.5 hours to get blood to where it was needed, but now it only takes 2 minutes! That is a significant difference. The Saudi Ministry of Health and Saudi Post collaborated on this project.
They wanted to improve the pilgrims’ (people making the pilgrimage) experience as well as the speed and quality of healthcare services.
This is part of a larger plan known as the Pilgrim Experience Program, which is all about making sure pilgrims have a good time and receive the assistance they require.
This plan is also linked to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which is Saudi Arabia’s plan to improve and modernize the country in various ways by 2030.
Because the drone experiment went so well, they intend to use the same concept on future Hajj trips. This will benefit the pilgrims even more by ensuring that they receive the medical attention they require quickly and easily.
It’s an exciting application of technology that’s making a significant difference for people during this important religious event.
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