The Mijeño City Council will propose to the Junta de Andalucía that the construction of the Mijas Hospital be the responsibility of the municipal budget, and that the commissioning, maintenance and staffing be assumed by the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) through a collaboration agreement, as announced on Tuesday by the mayor, Josele González.
This is how the councilor explained it, who has denounced “the saturation suffered by health facilities of the town”, with “some Insufficient infrastructure for the population of Mijas”.
According to González, this The situation has worsened in recent years and it needs an urgent response, which is why the local government has been working on different options and solutions so that this hospital can finally become a reality”. At this point, he recalled “the offer of several pieces of land to the Boardwho are competent in Health matters, and about whose suitability we have not yet obtained an answer ”.
With this new step, “we offer the Board to build with municipal funds the Hospital of Mijas, with the Junta being in charge of its commissioning, maintenance and staffing, an agreement similar to the one closed with municipalities such as Estepona, and which is essential to be able to carry it out since we must remember that the City Council has no powers in terms of Health, an offer that comes to lend a hand and that the only thing it seeks is to solve this very serious health problem ”, the councilor remarked.
In the same vein, the Councilor for Infrastructures, José Carlos Martín, has stated that “we have money to build it because the responsible management that we have been doing for seven years in the City Council has made us go from red number to having savings, but obviously we need the collaboration of the Junta de Andalucía who is responsible for health matters”.
“You can’t build a hospital to leave it empty and without doctors, so it is essential to commitment of the regional administration to provide it with material and personnel once it has been built”, the mayor has assessed, who has highlighted that “from the City Council the Junta de Andalucía has been required on numerous occasions to rule on the suitability of the land, giving the silent response ”.
The motion registered this morning by both townspeople, who call the situation “unsustainable”, reflects the health care deteriorating situation in the locality and that is reflected in waiting for more than 8 hours in the emergency room of the Las Lagunas Health Center.