COW increases ambulance and fire brigade rates

31 Jul 2019 18:50pm
WINDHOEK, 31 JUL (NAMPA) – The City of Windhoek has increased the rates for its ambulance services with 5.6 per cent, whereas that of fire brigade increased overall with 10 per cent.
Its Corporate Communication Officer, Lydia Amutenya, in a media statement on Wednesday highlighted that the basic life support service in urban areas for non-medical aid fund patients, for up to 45 minutes has increased from N.dollars 1 180 to N.dollars 1 246 and N.dollars 1 632 for up to 60 minutes.
This amount however doubles for every 15 minutes thereafter, where specially motivated will cost N.dollars 400.
Non-medical aid fund patients who 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.
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, whose 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.