Drones to be trialled in remote NT communities

They will deliver medical supplies and collect pathology samples, the territory's health department says

Drones are to be trialled in the Northern Territory, delivering medical supplies and collecting pathology samples from remote communities that can be cut off in the wet season.

The NT Health Department says it is looking at using the technology to service 80 remote healthcare clinics in areas that can be hard to reach or inaccessible during bad weather, such as the towns Maningrida and Gunbalanya in West Arnhem Land.