By John Smith • 25 June 2020 • 15:27
Outside the abandoned new Health Centre
Credit: San Pedro Quiere Su Centro de Salud Facebook
RESIDENTS in San Pedro Alcantara are literally taking to the streets to complain about the lack of action in the on/off affair of the new Health Centre in the town.
The old centre is an unpleasant building which looks as if it would fit into a third world scenario and it has unfortunately suffered from violence on more than one occasion although the staff who work there are dedicated and do their best under difficult circumstances.
So frustrated are residents with the Marbella Council and the Junta de Andalucia that they have formed their own pressure group and have circulated special posters saying San Pedro Quiere Su Centro de Salud (San Pedro wants its Health Centre).
These are now being displayed in a number of shops around the town and their Facebook page which has only been in existence since June 20 carries pictures of 130 people either holding the poster or placing it in their shops.
There has been the skeleton of a new building in place for several years but work has stopped and started depending upon, it would appear, of the political complexion of both the Marbella Council and the Junta.
There is a large and not overly affluent section of the San Pedro community who cannot afford private doctors and as the Costa del Sol Hospital is some 20 kilometres distant, the need for good quality local emergency services is clear.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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