With nearly four decades of service to Francisco Javier Saldias, everyone calls him Paco. He arrived in Villaroya at the age of 25, met Pilar Oliveros, a pharmacist—also a native of the city—whose assistant he married and had two daughters with—and since then he has always been on the other side of the area. counter and on the road through the towns. In 2007 he acquired the Cervera de la Canada apothecary and after his wife’s retirement in 2020, the business is already regarded as the latter’s first aid kit. “If less than 200,000 Euros are invoiced and there is little left then they are of Complex Economic Viability (VEC)”, Identify. In fact, starting next year it will increase to 235,000, so maybe they can take advantage.
“When my wife opened it, in 1981, the town had about 1,000 residents. Now there are 300 more”, summarizes. In Cervera it is from 10:30 to 12:30 and in Villaroya it is from 12:45 to 14:00 and 19:00 to 20:00. To this it is added that it goes to Clares, Malanquilla and Torrelpaja on Tuesdays and Fridays. “The future is that everything depends on the Anion. I have four years left until I retire and even have a pharmacist daughter—now she’s a colleague at one of Calatayud—I don’t think I can make it I am going to leave for him. Nor transfer because that would be cheating”, he said. Regarding aid, Saldias says that “they live on 20 euros a month and you do nothing with it.”
In this sense, he believes that “to give that, it is better that they let down our guard.” “Earlier there were 6 of us, but now there are 4 of us left and we have 14 a year. It doesn’t make sense because there are too few people and they are not essential,” he elaborated. also admits He is pessimistic about the future and appreciates that one of the problems is that they “don’t even have the staff to cover the holidays”., Regarding these viewpoints, he points out that his case is not the only one, as two months ago nearby Villangua took over the Moros pharmacy. “The solution is the first aid kit. If they go hand in hand, it is not a deficiency in the drug service. The first aid kit does the same thing as a pharmacy”, he believes.
Saldias, with all the experience he has accumulated, maintains that the problem directly responds to what he called Empty Spain. “The only way people can be in an area is by having jobs. If there are no jobs, people leave and services cannot be maintained”Argues.
In this context, at least with neighbors, it supports what is “practically a home service”. “With electronic prescriptions and permits, the job becomes easier for us and better for the patient”, Understand. And he summarizes it by saying that “when each neighbor comes in, you already know what they need.”
The stability of doctors in the field has also affected this: “Since they are the same, the treatments do not change.” However, he acknowledges that this closeness implies that “the worst are the deaths.”