The national health agency has purchased 176 motorcycles, quadracycles and scooters to bring services to remote areas.
The agency, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, said it spent 439 million colons, about $830,000, for the vehicles.
They are supposed to be energy efficient. Some 159 of the new vehicles are motorcycles and 112 are quadracycles, mainly for the native reserves, said officials. The five scooters will be used in urban areas. Helmets are included in the deal.
Caja health workers make routine house calls.