Using its new helicopter, the security ministry’s servicio de Vigilancia Aérea airlifted two women from a remote area near Chirripó to the Hospital William Allen in Turrialba.
The patients were in the native communities of Xina Qitha and Xinoli. One woman had given birth more than two weeks ago but was having complications. The second woman was eight months pregnant and needed special care, said the ministry.
The flight took two hours. Many of the remote native communities are several days walk from a road.