After years of campaigning – and not a few vociferous protests – the new health centre in San Pedro Alcántara opened this week
As one of Marbella’s fastest growning areas, the previous health centre struggled to cater to the needs of the local population, a situation not helped the pandemic.
No less than the President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, was on hand to open the ‘modern and functional’ building of over 5000 sqm that the Junta invested €5million in.
Marbella mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, was also at the official opening and could not resist the opportunity to have a dig at the previous socialist administration, mentioning that it had ignored the frequents protests of the public in San Pedro, who had demanded a more modern health centre for two decades.
The new health centre has added 40 more consultants to the staff and incorporates specialties such as mental health, spirometry, rehabilitation, retinography, mammography and dentistry, previously non-existent.
President Moreno added that Marbella “was at the heart of the Junta de Andalucía because it has had an investment deficit for many years that had to be alleviated.” In addition, he stated that the new health centre “has been a constant claim of both the neighbours and the mayor herself, who brought it to my attention on numerous occasions.”
“I congratulate Ángeles Muñoz for the great work she has done to make this project a reality”.