A Costa Rican doctor was flown back home from Columbia via a repatriation flight. He appears to have had a positive intention of bringing with him 80 tests that are for detecting covid-19. These have an estimated economic value of $2,800.
Unfortunately, the required process to import medical supplies was not followed. These protocols are in place to assure the quality, effectiveness, and dependability of tests, medications, and equipment.
The Ministry of Health, therefore, had to confiscate the tests and proceed to decommission them. This was done through a joint operation with the Customs Directorate and the Aerial Surveillance of the Juan Santamaría airport.
The tests were found in the luggage the doctor brought with him on the flight this Tuesday morning, according to the Unit of Normalization and Control of the Ministry of Health.
The case will be sent to the Prosecutor’s Office of the College of Physicians.