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Making the Case for Emergency Medical Drones in Canada

MONTREAL – Drones carrying automatic external defibrillators automatic external defibrillators were tested yesterday in Canada.

CTV News Montreal reports Renfrew, Ontario, is the only location in the country that uses drones now. Officials told the station they see the drones being used in hard-to-reach areas.

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“This could be use in case of disaster, especially where the regular transportation routes for vehicles are unusable, because of a disaster,” said MUHC ER physician Valerie Homier. “If there’s too much traffic or there’s some reason why we can’t use the regular roads.”

There are currently no plans to have emergency medical drones operating in the province soon, the station reported.

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