The new Llano del Camello Health Centerwhich will serve a population of around 8,000 inhabitants residing in this nucleus of Saint Michael of Abona, The Chafiras, Golf del Sur, Amarilla Golf and San Blasin addition to the tourists who visit the municipalityis still not inaugurated after accumulating a three-year delay compared to the initial forecasts of the Ministry of Health, which indicated its opening for the summer of 2020.
“The works began more than four years ago and apparently they have been finished for six months, but the health center is still not operational, so once the new team from the Ministry of Health has taken office, we will knock on the door and tell them that it is already well overdue and that they hurry up, because the obligation of politicians is to find solutions to the problems of citizens,” Arturo González, mayor of San Miguel de Abona, told DIARIO DE AVISOS yesterday.
The councilor recalled that this is an infrastructure that is in high demand by the residents of the lower area of the municipality: “The new health center is a priority for San Miguel de Abona. The residents of the entire coast have been receiving health care for too long in temporary units of the Farmer’s Market that have become small and obsolete.
TERM OF 17 MONTHS
The construction of the premises, whose works began in February 2019 after being awarded for an execution period of 17 months, was affected by the pandemic and confinement, as well as by the modification of the project requested by the construction company, Proyecon Galicia SA, which meant a variation of the initial budget for the work (1,818,898 euros), 85% financed by the European Regional Development Fund. “Now, in addition to some procedure related to the electrical installation, the relay is added in the Government of the Canary Islands,” said González, who does not want to prolong the wait any longer: “The Health Center must open as soon as possible,” he emphasized.
The building, which occupies a 3,700-square-meter plot ceded by the City Council on Lucio Díaz Flores avenue, has displayed the logos of the Canary Health Service on its façade since the end of last year. The new health resource will have four family medicine consultations and as many nursing offices, two for pediatrics and two for children’s nursing, with a waiting room and toilet.
In addition, it will have a lactation room, an emergency area with a cardiopulmonary resuscitation room, a treatment room and a clinical sample collection room, as well as a women’s care area with a midwife’s office and a space for maternal education.
The property will be completely accessible and the entrance will be made through the main street of the urbanization.