In a significant move aimed at improving healthcare accessibility and bolstering public safety, Prime Minister Philip J Pierre announced on Tuesday that the government of Saint Lucia will soon be eliminating ambulance fees for its citizens.
“Very shortly we are going to be waiving all the ambulance fees for the people of Saint Lucia. Ambulance is going to be free, I will make the announcement very soon,” Prime Minister Pierre declared on the sidelines of a parliamentary session.
Currently, ambulance services in Saint Lucia come with a price tag of $50 for the first five miles and $5 for each additional mile.
This financial burden has often placed a strain on individuals already grappling with medical emergencies.
The forthcoming abolition of these fees is set to alleviate this financial pressure and ensure that prompt and necessary medical assistance is accessible to all.