New minister for health José Miñones has set out a €580 million plan to improve primary healthcare infrastructure around the country so people do not have to travel for treatment.
The investment is to ‘optimise’ health centres and medical equipment.
In the press conference which followed Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, Sr Miñones revealed that the cash will be transferred to the regional governments ‘which will have to spend the money’ on the 13,000 health centres and GP surgeries in Spain.
He explained that the priority set out by the government is for the funding to be used to improve local services so that residents do not have to travel for treatment and to prevent long waits at hospitals.
Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News