Anger over new delay for Nerja health centre

Junta says no funding this year as work still needed to 'adapt the site'

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The proposed site for the health centre, on the eastern side of town (Photo: D. Jamieson)

NERJA’S mayor has reacted angrily to news that a decision on the town’s future health centre has been delayed until next year. Regional health delegate Ana Isabel González announced last week that work was continuing on “adapting the site”, the fourth suggested over 15 years, so funding would not be considered until 2019.

In February last year, the regional government’s delegate in Málaga, José Luis Ruiz Espejo, visited Nerja to announce that the town’s new health centre would be built in an area at the eastern end of the town on open land close to the Supersol supermarket and opposite the Nerja Club Hotel. He indicated then that the project would be reactivated “as soon as possible”, and was the “culmination of the negotiations and working meetings in recent months”.

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