It demands from the Government of the Region the “urgent” hiring of health personnel
The PSOE of Lorca demands from the regional government the “urgent” hiring of sufficient health personnel to “unblock” the waiting lists at health centers and clinics in the municipality.
The Councilor for Health, José Ángel Ponce, stated that it is “inadmissible” that Lorca residents have to wait up to three weeks to get an appointment with their GP due to the “collapse and blockage” of medical agendas, especially when it comes to older people. vulnerable and chronically ill.
Ponce called for the recovery of face-to-face consultations “at least to pre-pandemic levels”, because “not all consultations can continue to be replaced by a phone call” which, in many cases, also arrives two or three weeks after it is requested.
The mayor warned that the non-hiring of more personnel by the regional government is causing the cut in the hours of clinics in the districts. He cited the cases of Las Terreras and Coy, where consultation is only held one day a week.
The creation of places is insufficient, he said, and therefore many professionals go to other autonomous communities where they are offered better conditions. “This year none have been created and this is very serious because there is a lack of specialists and every year we lose more doctors and nurses.” warned.