According to the Mayor of Vélez Benaudalla, the village is suffering from a drop in the quality of its basic health services.
Apparently, Vélez Benaudalla only has one doctor instead of the two that corresponds to its population size. The said doctor, as instructed by the Regional Health Board (Junta), attends to most of his patients on the phone rather than seeing them in person. This, the Mayor considers, is prejudicial for the elderly.
Furthermore, the Town Hall is worried about the health situation (the risk of contagion) on the riverbank where the village has its playa. Unlike the coastal towns, the strand and picnic area has no lifeguard or Junta auxiliary personnel to make sure that people maintain their safety distancing.
The Town Hall has called on users to exercise a sense of responsibility, but with only one municipal policeman it is impossible to keep an eye on this riverbank, recreational area.
The fact is that although this area lies within the municipality, being a river it is the responsibility of the Junta de Andalucía, but which has made no anti-pandemic arrangements for it.
Editorial comment: we hope to hear from Fernando Criado, V.B. resident, on this situation.
(News: Velez Benaudalla, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)