Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency is reporting that the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard ‘drones’ has successfully managed a surveillance flight over a U.S. aircraft carrier.
The Saturday report shows footage apparently from a Guard drone that flew over the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and another U.S. warship in the Persian Gulf. The images show jet fighters parked on the carrier deck.
The development comes after the U.S. government earlier this month designated the Guard as a terrorist group to increase pressure on Iran and further isolate the country. Iran responded by labeling all U.S. forces as terrorists.
Lt. Chloe J. Morgan, a U.S. Naval Forces Central Command spokesperson, says the U.S. and its allies are committed to freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz. She didn’t elaborate. (VOA)
In order to improve healthcare services in the remote areas of the state, the West Bengal government is thinking of using high-tech drones for connecting critical patients with hospitals and to facilitate immediate availability of supplies like blood reports from the labs and so on.
“A feasibility study will be taken up to see if aerial robotics can be used to improve the healthcare facility in remote villages. Everything is under the thought process and depends on the feasibility study. Healthcare is one of the key areas of the Mamata Banerjee government,” said the head of Chief Minister’s monitoring cell, Colonel (retd) Diptanshu Chaudhary.
He said once the idea seems feasible and the pilot project is successful, the government hospitals in areas like Darjeeling, Sunderbans and other remote villages would be equipped with these latest technologies which will add a new chapter to India’s medical history.
“The idea is to help a critical patient during the first four hours and save his life. For instance, if an immediate blood report is needed, drones can be used to get it from the nearest lab in such places,” he said.
The Chief Minister’s monitoring cell ensures that the marginalised people get the best support as far as the beneficiary schemes are concerned. The body also tries to keep a check on corruption. (IANS)