Valencia plans a budget of 41 million euros for the health services of Vega Baja

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The budgets of the Generalitat Valenciana for 2023 foresee an investment of 41.4 million euros from the Ministry of Health for the services of the Vega Baja.

In the Health Department of Orihuela, with an investment of 30.4 million, the expansion of the Vega Baja Hospital stands out among all the actions. In August, the Minister of Health, Miguel Mínguez, presented the project to the hospital and at the end of October the works were awarded for 62.5 million, and the works should start at the beginning of 2023. It is a multi-year investment, therefore for the 2023 Budget a post of 29.34 million is included. These works will increase the area by 40% with two new buildings attached to the current one and with an increase in hospitalization capacity with 52 new beds.

In addition, in the area served by the Orihuela Health Department, the investment of 400,000 euros is envisaged for a new auxiliary clinic in Redován, 200,000 euros for a new health center in Algorfa, and the reform and l expansion of the Albatera health center, for which 500,000 euros have been allocated.

As for the health department of Torrevieja, the budget is much less, but it still amounts to 11 million euros. Of these, 8 million correspond to the University Hospital, of which 5 million will be allocated to the expansion of the hospital itself and 3 million to the incorporation of new equipment.

For the area served by the Torrevieja Health Department, the budget also includes the expansion of the Guardamar del Segura and Orihuela Costa health centers, both with an investment of one million euros each. In the latter case, it is expected that the call for tenders for the drafting of the project and the construction management will be made before the end of this year. There is also another million euros for the incorporation of new equipment distributed throughout the health department.

La Vega Baja is the only region of the Valencian Community that has specific and broken down accounts within the framework of the budgets of the Generalitat. Of the 157 million budgeted for the region in 2023, sanitation infrastructure is the second highest area of ​​investment (41.4 million), very close to investments to reduce the risk of flooding (42.9 million). The rest is distributed with 38.6 million for educational infrastructure, 17.4 for road infrastructure, 10.8 million for water treatment, 5.7 million for agricultural infrastructure and water use and 987,000 euros for other investments.

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