The mayor of Berja, José Carlos Lupión, has asked the territorial delegate of Health and Families in Almería to build a new Health Center in the municipality or to expand the existing one to be able to provide it with more professionals, have spaces for adequate care and that they are currently saturated.
The mayor has held a meeting with the territorial delegate of Health and Families in Almeria, Juan de la Cruz Belmonte; accompanied by the councilor of the Family, Health, Health and Consumer Affairs area, Beatriz Rodríguez Jiménez, and the Councilor for Social Development and Education, María Luisa Cruz.
The mayor of Berja has valued as "very positive" this meeting in which "we have been able to transfer first hand the health needs presented by our municipality today." The mayor has thanked the "attention" with which the delegate has taken "the requests that we have moved from this government team, being aware of the lack of space through the Health Center." In this way, the mayor has asked for "an effort" to "strengthen health care" through the "expansion of the workforce and especially the expansion of space."
The delegate of Health, Juan de la Cruz Belmonte, has reiterated the “commitment” of the new Andalusian Government with the improvement of public health and has taken note of the needs transferred by the mayor of Berja in this area, as well as the mayor of the Family, Health, Health and Consumer Affairs area, which by its work in the Health Center knows first hand the deficiencies suffered by the health professionals of the municipality to offer an increasingly high quality assistance to citizens.
The delegate said that it will be a priority “the improvement of infrastructure to continue increasing and improving the service to the residents of Berja”, he has also committed to “study the infrastructure requests of the virgitanos to transfer them to the Infrastructure Plan Health 2020-2030, launched from the Ministry of Health of the Junta de Andalucía ”.
The mayor of Berja has shown the commitment of the City Council to make available to the Ministry the appropriate land that is necessary if the Andalusian administration finally includes the project in the Health Infrastructure Plan 2020-2030.