Mayor Ignacio Ramos

The municipal offices of Pinar de Campoverde hosted a meeting of residents on Monday at which plans were unveiled by the mayor of Pilar de la Horadada, Ignacio Ramos, for a new medical centre in the town to replace the small outdated doctors surgery that currently services the medical needs of the town’s 3000 residents.

The mayor was accompanied by the Councillor for Health, Mayte Valero, the municipal architect, Sonia Rosique and the management team of the new project project, Miguel Angel Perez and Pedro Martinez Saez.

The existing health centre
The existing health centre

Mayor Ramos told the gathering “the time has now come to build a new health centre in Pinar de Campoverde that can be better adapted to meet today’s needs.”

Councillor for Health, Mayte Valero, said that ” the new municipal government are fighting to both update and to provide more services, so we took the project to them following which we got the go ahead and hire the technical team for drawing up the project. ”

The municipal architect, Sonia Rosique explained that “from the outset I have worked to develop the initiative of the government team and residents can rest assured that the new centre will be a state of the art development that will exactly meet their needs.”

The centre will provide emergency consultation, a nursing and analytical department, an extensive Paediatrics department fully equipped to meet the needs of infants and children. With both a nurse and a midwife. There will be also be two consultation rooms for general medicine, a room for basic nursing consultation as well as a toilet for children, a male toilet and a female and disabled toilet, a cleaning and waste store, a changing room and rest area for staff.

Valero said that the purpose of meeting with members of the public was that ” to reach an agreement on what is required. She said that she wanted also to talk to the wider public as well as clubs and associations in the town so that we can provide exactly what is needed for the people of Pinar de Campoverde”.

Ignacio Ramos said “we do not want a hospital in Pinar de Campoverde, so what we are proposing is not a big project. We want a new and appropriate practice that meets today’s needs. We anticipate that it will cost approximately 340,000 euros, which is an acceptable and attainable amount to achieve.”

Prior to the public meeting all of the information had been presented in plenary and explained with plans and 3D images. He said there were objections from opposition groups, however, which insisted that  they did not have enough information and that the proposed building land was not municipally owned.

The mayor concluded by saying that the project would go ahead and that the final proposal would be included in next year’s 2017 budget.


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