The councilor of this training, Gloria Martín, denounced the "precariousness" and "abuse" that affects Primary Health Care in Area III of Health paid by professionals and users.
All this also causes patients to end up going to Rafael Méndez hospital or the only Primary Care Emergency Service (SUAP) that the city has, with its consequent saturation
The councilor of Izquierda-Unida Verdes in Lorca, Gloria Martín, has denounced a delay of one week to perform blood and urine tests at the Lorca-Centro health center, located in the facilities of the Santa Rosa de Lima specialty center after that after the earthquakes of 2011 the demolished building in the Ramón y Cajal Mall has not been rebuilt.
The same fate is running consultations with the family doctor, who also has a delay of seven days.
"We don't want to think about what can happen when we reach the epidemic peak of influenza," said Martin, who recalled, however, that waiting lists in primary care in Health Area III have become the norm, and not in the exception, "regardless of the time of year we are in."
As if that were not enough, the mayor of IU-Verdes has also denounced the shortage of flu vaccines.
For Martín it is a "bad forecast" of the Ministry of Health since there is no demand "out of the ordinary".
In this regard, he regretted that from the Murcian government people are being encouraged to get vaccinated and then not have a proper vaccine forecast.
This situation already occurred in the last 2018-19 campaign when health centers in several areas had to delay vaccination appointments due to lack of dose.
"It seems that nothing has been learned and this year we are on the same path," said IU-Verdes councilwoman.
Martin again denounced the "precariousness" and "abuse" that affects Primary Care in Area III of Health and paid by professionals and users.
All this also causes patients to end up attending the Rafael Méndez hospital or the only Primary Care Emergency Service (SUAP) that the city has, with its consequent saturation.
The mayor of IU-Verdes recalled that Primary Care is the "cornerstone" and the axis of the health system.
However, their professionals attend 90% of all medical consultations.
However, they have been supporting almost a decade of staff decline, quotas that in many cases exceed 20% of the maximum, or refusal to replace the absences, so they are forced to pass double consultations so that peers can enjoy their vacation or stay low.
All this, seeing 80-90 patients per day with a time of just over five minutes for each.
Martín has contacted the Directorate of Health Area III to report both questions about which he has not received explanations at the moment.
Source: IU-verdes Lorca