PP steps up pressure over stalled Estepona hospital

Junta has not responded to town hall's offer to build the long-delayed facility

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Mayor Urbano (centre) and regional parliament member Esperañza Oña at the press conference

By Oliver McIntyre

The Partido Popular is taking moves to pressure the Junta de Andalucía over its failure to move forward with Estepona’s planned hospital, despite offers from the town hall to take on construction of the long-delayed facility.

PP regional parliament member for Málaga Esperanza Oña last week said she will demand answers in the Andalucía Parliament regarding the Junta’s inaction.

At a press conference along with Estepona’s PP mayor, José María García Urbano, Sra Oña suggested that political interests at the PSOE-controlled Junta may be a factor in the project’s foundering. She noted that the hospital was promised way back in 2007, and the project got as far as being put out to tender, but “it all fell apart when the PSOE lost power at the town hall in 2011 and the PP took over”.

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