A socio-economic analysis of the role of medical drones in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic

Niko Azhari Hidayat, Abed Nego Okthara Sebayang, Jumintono

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Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from mild to severe symptoms. The high and fast transmission rate causes all activities in various fields, including the health and economic sector, to be carried out with caution. Different technologies are also developed to support health workers' performance and financial circumstances, including drones in multiple aspects of medical needs ranging from delivering drugs and medical devices to carrying out vital sign checks. This study uses a qualitative descriptive. Data was obtained utilizing observation and literature study. Medical drones have a strategic role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, starting from the enforcement of social distancing programs, COVID-19 transport specimens to disinfection facilities in large areas. Medical drones are the latest technology in the medical field that helps medical performance improve healthcare service quality. The use of drones in the health sector needs to be further developed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalEconomic Annals-XXI
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • COVID-19
  • Financial Circumstances
  • Medical Drone
  • Medical Transportation
  • Social Distancing


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