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PP calls for old bus station to be used as new medical centre 

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La Laguna’s Popular Party is asking for the old bus station to be converted into a centre for specialised attention.

They say the current centre of San Benito, which serves a population of more than 220,000 people, is currently in “unfortunate conditions, with structural deficiencies, not meeting the adequate con-ditions for patient care or for sanitary staff to develop their work.”

The PP is raising the issue with the Government of the Canary Islands and its Ministry of Health.

The old bus station is in the area of Padre Anchieta and they believe there is plenty of scope for restructuring and underground parking.

PP spokesman, Antonio Alarcó said: “The specialised attention centre of San Benito is currently in lamentable conditions, with structural deficiencies, and where during rainy days there are leaks in the interior. It’s a deteriorated building that does not meet the adequate conditions for the care of the thousands of patients who are cared for in it or for health personnel to carry out their work in a dignified manner.”

The CAE of San Benito is the centre of reference not only of La Laguna but of the municipalities of Tacoronte, El Sauzal, Tegueste, El Rosario, La Matanza and La Victoria de Acentejo.

“From the Popular Party, we have always been in favour of the improvement of public services, where health is a fundamental pillar, without partisan politics,” said Sr. Alarco.

He said the new CAE should be equipped with an am-bulatory surgery and ultrasound service, in addition to a computer system compatible with the one used at the University Hospital of the Canary Islands and its network.

The motion also requests that the Centre for Specialised Care (CAE) has a telemedicine system (videoconference) and a Polyvalent Training Class for groups, diabetics, hyperten-sives and rare diseases, among others.