Pilar García-Trevijano (Ideal) wrote an interesting article yesterday about a lack of doctors in the Sorvilán and Polopos-La Mamola area.
Consequently, not only the locals but also the Sorvilán Town Hall are up in arms and have begun collecting signatures to reverse this lack of medical services.
This has coincided with the beginning of the flu season so with villages and dependent hamlets having many elderly residents, this is an especially worrying situation.
The doctors’ surgeries in Alfornón, Sorvilán and Polopos-La Mamola are staffed by doctors and medical staff from the Albuñol medical centre. Certain days of the weeks, these village facilities are manned by doctors working between Albuñol and these local surgeries but the problem is that now Albuñol only has three doctors – two vacancies caused by doctors being off sick or on holiday have opened up but have not been filled with temporary personnel.
The Southern Granada Health Board (South Health Management) has been in contact with the mayors to inform them about the situation in the area. Far from being mollified by the phone calls, Sorvilán is not satisfied. They consider that it’s always small villages in rural area that bear the brunt when administrations stint on health-service providing.
Anyway, please follow the link within brackets below to read the original article in its entirety, using an online translation service if necessary.
(News: Sorvilán, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalusia – Source)