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Ludhiana administration fixes ambulance rates for COVID patients
THOSE FOUND FLEECING THE PATIENTS WOULD FACE CRIMINAL ACTION –DC VARINDER KUMAR SHARMA
SAYS CONTACT HELPLINE 7814363850 IN CASE OF ANY OVERCHARGING/VIOLATION
Ludhiana, April 30, 2021: Amidst reports of private ambulances fleecing covid-19 patients for ferrying the Covid-19 patients, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Friday fixed the rates for private ambulances in the district to regulate the maximum amount of fare that can be charged by ambulances.
Divulging the details, Deputy Commissioner said that the charges for ambulance van applicable in the district are a minimum of Rs 2500 for the first 25km and an additional Rs 12 per km for additional travel.
Similarly, for Innova ambulance, a minimum of Rs 2500 for the first 25km and an additional Rs 12 per km for additional travel, and for ambulance equipped with ventilator, the fare will be Rs 5,000 for the first 25km, and an additional Rs 25 per km for additional travel. The rates will be applicable between these points.
Sharma said that strict action would be taken against those who charge more than the fixed prices from the Covid patients. Meanwhile, Secretay RTA Sandeep Garha said that anyone can contact on ambulance helpline no 7814363850 in case of any difficulty.