Nerja’s New Medical Centre

Friday, March 23, 2018
By Vivienne Hughes

NRJ Medical Centre PlotNerja’s new medical-centre project isn’t going anywhere fast, as the Junta de Andalucía still hasn’t moved.

Believe it or not, it was 15 years ago that the Town Hall and the Junta signed an agreement for the town to have a new medical centre; i.e., 2003. It was going to cost 2.4m euros and they were going to share the costs.

Since then, there have been four possible sites for the installations; the last one was right next to the second one.

The Junta representative, Ana Isabel González, announced mid March that her department was working on adapting the third location offered.

“We hope that we can assign an amount from the 2019 budget once it is approved in Sevilla,” she explained. “We’re moving in the right direction,” she added, optimistically.

One thing is for sure is that the Prime Minister for the Regional Government, Susana Díaz, has rejected a Centro Hospitalario de Alta Resolución de Especialidades (Chare) for Nerja, because, explained Sra. González, “we’re against creating small hospitals, preferring a network of medical centres and large, well equipped hospitals.”

The Mayor, Rosa Arrabal (PSOE), commented that the plot chosen in February 2027 has been accepted by the Junta and has all its municipal (legal & technical) papers in order. The Mayor said the plot is now only pending recategorization as social-use space in the PGOU.

(News: Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)

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