Friday 9 December 2022

Drones Will Deliver Medicine To Remote Areas of Costa Rica

Paying the bills


Peru’s President impeached and arrested!

Q24N - Peru's president, Pedro Castillo, was ousted by...

“Avenidazo” returns to San José

RICO's DIGEST - The Municipality of San José had...

Completion of San Ramon extensions and Ruta 27 will be for the next government

QCOSTARICA - The conclusion of the expansion works in...

Bukele’s surprise and private visit to Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - El Salvador president Nayib Bukele made a...

Regular gas drop approved, while super and diesle go up

QCOSTARICA - The regulating authority of public services, the...

Kölbi has the fastest mobile network in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Kölbi, the brand of the state-owned utility,...

Refund on Marchamo for early payers announced

QCOSTARICA - Paid your Marchamo in November? If you...

Dollar Exchange

¢589.01 Buy

¢595.62 Sell

9 December 2022 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills


(QCOSTARICA) Eight remote towns in Talamanca and  Valle La Estrella starting in 2017 will receive drugs via drones, thanks to a new government

Image for illustrative purposes
Image for illustrative purposes

program by the Ministry of Health.

Operated by the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), clinics (Ebais)  in the remote communities will receive the medication, reducing the waiting time to less than an hour from order.

- Advertisement -

The communities are  Sepecue, Amubri, Katsi, Cahuita, Margarita and Bambú in the in Huetar Atlántica region and Valle Las Rosas and Penshurt in the Talamanca region.

Currently, it can take from several hours to days for patients in remote communities to receive the medicines. Despite the use of all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles or boats for deliveries to remote areas, the waiting time in isolated areas, in particular indigenous areas of the Talamanca region, the waiting time increases.

“We’re talking about patients that need to travel for hours in difficult conditions to reach medical care. They live in adverse economic conditions and can’t travel repeatedly”, says Esteban Vega, the national coordinator of pharmaceutical services for the CCSS.

On average, each month the program seeks to deliver 13,200 medical packages using the pilotless aerial vehicles.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Foreign investors, pensioners and rentiers not be required to pay the Caja

QCOSTARICA - Foreign investors, pensioners and rentiers who come to Costa...

41,781 patients are on the waiting list for a mammogram

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS) has a...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.