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  3/10/2014, Adar Bet 8, 5774

Price Increase for MDA Ambulance Service Approved


The Knesset Health Committee approved today (Monday) a 5.7 increase in tariffs for Magen David Adom's ambulance service, in addition to the 1.3% increase it was granted last month due to the rise in the Consumer Price Index.

During the hearing, Deputy Speaker of the Knesset, MK Uri Maklev (UTJ) stated that this was " social alienation, and an inflexibilty that is unacceptable. Ambulance service is a basic and elementary service that is required, and this imposes the financial onus on the sick or wounded."

According to the new regulations, evacuation by ambulance up to a distance of 20 kilometers will now cost NIS 377 instead of the present NIS 357, and from 96-100 kilometers the cost will be NIS 1,586 instead of the current NIS 1,500.

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