Emergency Flight in the Beni
After writing about recent Mano a Mano flights in Bolivia, we received an update on another emergency flight yesterday in the Beni region of Bolivia. A 20 year old woman with congestive heart and kidney failure was unable to receive sufficient treatment at the nearby hospital in San Lorenzo, so they called Mano a Mano asking if we could fly her to Cochabamba to receive care. Our pilot Ivo Daniel Martinez Velasquez flew to the Beni yesterday morning and picked up the patient, along with her doctor Emilio Guzman to accompany her on the flight. Upon landing in Cochabamba, medical staff was waiting to take her to the hospital; they are hoping she will be able to return to the Beni by Wednesday.
Mano a Mano pilot Ivo Martinez Velasquez helping the patient into our plane