The Regional Minister of Health in Valencia, Manuel Llombart, has announced this week that the government has allocated 66 million euro in the 2015 budget, aimed at the recovery of career and professional development within the public health sector.
The Minister explained that next year, health professionals will receive one hundred percent salary bonuses in derivatives of career and professional development, during a time which the Socialist deputy Ignacio Subías has pointed out is as “the election approaches”.
In addition, the health budget will increase by 2.2% compared to 2014, with nearly five and a half billion euro representing 42.2% of the overall budget.
The budget will also allow for the construction of two new hospitals in Gandia y Llíria, at a cost of 6.6 million euro. The Torre de la Fe hospital will be completed, at a cost of 7.2 million euro, as well as the demolition of the old building.
Moreover, reforms will be completed in the hospitals in Orihuela, Ontinyent, Valencia and the clinic at Arnau, with additional investment in primary care centres.
The 71.02% of the total health budget will be spent on healthcare, which will have 3.901 million euro, and the pharmaceutical benefits program will have a budget of 884.8 million, 16.11% of the budget.
For his part, the socialist Ignacio Subías stressed that these developments have a “consolidated deception, of inequality, cuts, loss of rights and defaults”, as despite the budget increasing for 2015, it is still lower than that of 2000 and 2011.
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