The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, inaugurated the service on Sunday
The new health center in San Pedro Alcántara was officially inaugurated on Sunday in the presence of the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno. It was built next to the old center following 20 years of demands from local residents.
“We already knew that the health center had become too small twenty years ago,” said the mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, who also attended the opening. Muñoz added that the population of San Pedro has “increased exponentially in recent years” and criticized the inaction of the various socialist governments of the Junta de Andalucía, which she accused of having made many promises but “failed of political will”.
This facility, which “is five times larger”, covers an area of 5,500 square meters and has 40 new consulting rooms. It will also offer specialized treatments in areas such as mental health, retinography, rehabilitation, spirometry, maternal education, dentistry, mammography and even minor surgery, explained Ángeles Muñoz.
With this portfolio of services, residents of San Pedro will no longer have to travel to other centers for certain services, she said.
An investment of five million euros
Juanma Moreno stressed that this health facility, which has seen an investment of five million euros, represents a “great leap forward in terms of quality and quantity, but also in terms of service delivery”. Moreno explained that the number of family doctor consultation rooms alone has increased from 11 to 24; from two to six in pediatrics; and 3 to 13 in nursing; with two floors, loading and unloading area and parking.
Moreno referred to “the strong determination of the regional government to update and improve the public health system”. He pointed out that in Malaga alone, €67.7 million has been invested in health infrastructure since 2021 and announced that another €40 million should be spent on the provision of health care over the course of This year.