Sask. Party pledges to reduce ambulance costs for seniors, hire more care aides
Scott Moe makes an election promise in Regina, Oct. 7, 2020. (Wayne Mantyka / CTV News Regina)
SASKATOON -- During a campaign stop in North Battleford, Saskatchewan Party Leader Scott Moe promised to provide assistance for seniors.
A re-elected Sask. Party government would reduce the maximum cost of ambulance calls for seniors, from $275 to $135 per call and eliminate charges for inter-hospital ambulance calls.
There are around 50,000 senior's ambulance calls annually, the Sask. Party said in a news release.
Moe also promised his government would raise the maximum monthly benefit for seniors to from $270 to $360.
Currently 14,000 seniors receive the Seniors Income Plan benefit, the Sask. Party said.
Moe also pledged to hire 300 continuing care aides if the party is re-elected.
“Making life more affordable and providing more support for Saskatchewan seniors is part of our plan for a strong Saskatchewan,” Moe said in the release.
On Wednesday, Moe promised a re-elected Sask. Party would remove the age limit on the Saskatchewan Insulin Pump Program.
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