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The Socialist Party calls for censure of the Minister of Health (21/09/2009)

The Socialist councilor Marisol Sanchez, also condemned the "tolerance" shown by the PP mayor, Francisco Jodar, "which is more concerned with cover the shame of the adviser to defend the interests of Lorca in such a sensitive issue"

Lorca's Socialist Party, through its Councillor Marisol Sanchez, asked for the censure of the Minister of Health, Mari Ángeles Palacios, about discrimination in health experienced by citizens of Lorca.

Sanchez explained that "last straw" is the announcement of Palacios, that the future Sutullena Health Center, which has not even begun to build, will have a lead time of 24 months.

The mayor recalled that in 2004, the municipality of Lorca, under mandate from the Socialists, the Autonomous Region gave the land for the construction of the health infrastructure.

In that sense said "have been fighting bulls to Lorca for five years, now tell us, at least until 2012 we will not have the new infrastructure and, meanwhile, patients and users continue Lorca Center crammed into a space does not meet appropriate conditions to meet a daily population of 2,500 inhabitants or will be "redeployed" in a single plant from the market town, where they are "like lice in couture."

In addition, suffers from numerous shortcomings Lorca health "from the standpoint of human resources, materials and infrastructure that keep the Health Area 3," permanently marginalized, "said Sanchez.

This "unfortunate and unfair situation" has led the PSOE to raise a motion at Full Council next Monday at which the Councillor recall "the many commitments to the Lorca and not fulfilled."

Among them, Sanchez said a delay of more than one year in the implementation of new Mental Health Center, whose opening should have been done in 2008, according to the minister.

Similarly, since the PSOE say that during the summer months of low rental of the workforce have not been covered at 100% and also reported the trade unions.

For the council, it is intolerable that, according to its own College of Nursing in the Region of Murcia, our Health area has the lowest ratio of nurses per patient in Spain, to condemn over users of public health during summer months of care below the minimum tolerable.

In all, Sanchez joined the waiting list "indecent" suffered by Lorca to be seen by a specialist or to perform diagnostic tests, "which are vital to their health."

Finally, Sanchez recalled that neither has proceeded to the installation of smoke detectors on all floors of the hospital Rafael Mendez - and that has a private clinic Virgen del Alcázar-agreed-despite the terrible fire that cost him six months ago the life of a patient who was admitted to a room that did not have this system.

In his appearance, the mayor also expressed his outrage at the tolerance shown by Councilwoman Jódar and Health, Antonia Lopez, "which are more concerned with cover the shame of the adviser to defend the interests of Lorca as a matter sensitive. "

Source: PSOE Lorca

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