José Luis Mateos, Socialist candidate for mayor of Salamanca, thanked the Minister of Health, José Manuel Minones, this Friday, May 19, for his “visit and support”. In his own words, there are two different ways of managing public resources.
On the one hand is the Spanish government “which provides economic funding to provide the public health means that the population of Salamanca needs.” On the other hand, the Junta de Castilla y León and the PP “which has broken promises in the city of Salamanca for more than fifteen years, did not move a single stone from the Prosperidad and Zurgen health centers.”
During his speech in front of the media, Mateos said that the hospital complex has state-of-the-art technology, all “thanks to the management of the Spanish government with European funding. If it is going to improve public health in our country, it is Spain’s Thanks to the government”, given special importance.
Among the main concerns for the people of Salamanca, he highlighted “waiting lists and no doctors in primary care because the terms given by the PP are not sufficient, this is something that must be reversed.”
“The Popular Party does not have among its priorities the health of the people of Salamanca or the public health or the biomedical research that is carried out in the city. We believe that this is essential and for this we need institutional support that has not been provided. Will claim support and support for our research in the fields of innovation, science and research from the city council”.
In this sense, the Minister of Health, José Manuel Minones, recalled that the central government has made “the largest investment in history” in the health sector of Castilla y León, at least 50 million euros, 39 for the equipment of the state. state of the art technology, eight of them in Salamanca province, and three more for advances in mental health, one of the executive’s “biggest concerns”, with primary care, according to his figures, assigned to ten million.
“Health is a priority that the government has also focused on when it comes to transfers and when it comes to giving the autonomous communities, and Castilla y León in particular, new opportunities with the recovery plan, but for Also, with the money in the state budget, they can do things they haven’t been able to do so far.”
In particular, in Salamanca, the minister mentioned an investment of eight million euros for eight high-tech equipment for cancer research. “But at the same time, we are also going to continue investing in mental health. There are three million euros that we have transferred to the autonomous community for these programs, for that mental health strategy that is very important as a result of this pandemic, but Also for equipment and infrastructure in the region. We also transferred ten million euros for primary care, which is important.”
For his part, David Cerada, the provincial secretary of the PSOE, said that “one of the main problems of our province is health. The ministers come to learn firsthand about the situation and bring solutions to the table.” “The Spanish government has promoted measures that have come to address the shortcomings that the autonomous communities under the leadership of the PP have put on the table.”
Finally, Cerada also visited what had been done through the government of Pedro Sánchez. “It reclaimed the universality of public health, it eliminated co-payments, it has been a reference to how vaccines have been managed amid pandemics. 60 million euros have been given to the Junta de Castilla y León for the many municipalities of our province”.