COW increases ambulance and fire brigade rates

Ambulance services rates increased with 5,6 per cent whereas Fire Brigade service increased overall with 10 per cent announced City of Windhoek (CoW) on Wednesday.

In a media statement issued by CoW Corporate Communication Officer Lydia Amutenya on Wednesday, it stated that the ambulance services for non-medical aid fund patients that utilises it for the basic life support in the urban areas for up to 45 minutes has increased from N.dollars 1 180 to N.dollars 1 246 whereas for up to 60 minutes it costs N.dollars 1 632.

This amount doubles for every 15 Minutes thereafter, where specially motivated and costs N.dollars 400.

For non-medical aid fund patients that utilises ambulances for intermediate life support in urban areas will foot a bill of N.dollars 1 661 for up to 45 minutes and every 15 minutes thereafter where specially motivated it costs N.dollars 543.

The patients who belong to a medical aid fund, will pay N.dollars 1 314 for up to 45 minutes of using the ambulance services in terms of basic life support in urban areas and for up to 60 minutes it costs N.dollars 1 720.

For every 15 Minutes thereafter, where specially motivated it is N.dollars 422.

All the fire brigade services have increased with 10 per cent including the firefighter or personnel member performing official duties' rates increased from N.dollars 185 to N.dollars 204.

The charges per hour for a heavy fire brigade rescue vehicle increased from N.dollars 1 017 to N.dollars 1 119 whereas the light vehicle used as duty vehicle or the response vehicle is N.dollars 493.

The tariffs and rate adjustments were gazetted on 15 July.

Source: Namibia Press Agency