The Town Council of Redován has launched, through the Town Planning Department, the annual campaign to clean up plots of land, through which owners of undeveloped land in the municipality are reminded that it is necessary to keep them in good condition to avoid the appearance of insects and rodents that cause inconvenience to the public. The councillor for Town Planning, José Nájar, has been in charge of presenting this campaign “for which on this occasion we have chosen to send a letter to all owners of plots of land in Redován urging them to clean up before 15 June, after which date the Local Police will monitor whether or not this has been done and the appropriate measures will be taken by the Town Council”. Nájar pointed out that this year, “instead of issuing a Bando de Alcaldía as has been done on other occasions, we have chosen to distribute this poster around the town, which is much more visual and which we think will reach more people who can see it”.
If I can do it, you can do it’, is the slogan of this campaign, which has also adopted the hashtag #RedovánMásLimpio that will accompany the publications that will be made every week on social networks. “The idea is to create a weekly photo album in which we can review the plots that are being cleaned”.
Since 2020, Redován has had a Municipal Ordinance on Neighbourhood Coexistence which establishes the obligation to maintain these plots in hygienic and healthy conditions. The municipal responsible has recalled that this regulation establishes fines for those who do not clean their plots “which can range from 750 to 1,500 euros, but I have to say that this campaign has no desire to collect money, but the only thing we intend from the City Council is that the land is cleaned and that, thereby, their owners contribute to our municipality is cleaner and do not generate problems of coexistence between neighbours.
Nájar pointed out that “the best time to carry out the clean-up is precisely now, during the months of May and June, and this year it is more than necessary, given that the rains in March and April have caused the plants to grow a lot and have brought forward the nuisance of mosquitoes and other types of insects”. He thanked those who have already done their duty and appealed to those who have not yet done so to get started as soon as possible.
The City Council made the facilities available to the Ministry of Health in April to facilitate the vaccination process in the municipality
Redován has started today one of the eleven vaccination points against COVID-19 established in Vega Baja. It is in the Center for the Third Age that the City Council made available to the health authorities in April with all the security guarantees established due to the pandemic. The Councilor for Health, Marisol Ibáñez, explained that for Redován it was important to have this space “in which to facilitate the vaccination process for our neighbors.”
Ibáñez recalled that it is very important “that all people have updated data on the SIP card.” This is because the vaccination appointment is sent through a text message, “so that each card must have a mobile number associated with it for the appointment to be received.” For this reason, the councilor has made an appeal to the population so that if they know of an elderly person who has not been vaccinated “they must communicate in the health center so that their vaccination can be carried out.” Data can also be updated through the website on the vaccination process enabled by the Ministry of Health https://coronavirus.san.gva.es/ca/web/vacunacion/inicio.
Marisol Ibáñez has stated that “we want the percentage of the vaccinated population to be the maximum, depending on the doses that are sent, because it depends on it that we recover a certain normality, although there is still a lack of so that our life can be as it was before the pandemic”. The City Council recalls the need to continue with protective measures, especially hand hygiene and the use of a mask, “because the effort we have made has been very great and we cannot relax and lose it.” Redován has been for several weeks with hardly any cases of COVID-19 and the Health Department notified only 19 during the previous week, “and for that reason from the City Council we appreciate that great effort made to all citizens.”
Redován 04/9/2021. The Redován Senior Citizen Center will be the epicenter of vaccination in the municipality once the massive vaccination campaign against Covid-19 for different population groups begins, from the Ministry of Health. The Redován City Council has made this building available to health officials "because it is central, it has enough space and we consider it to be the most suitable place in our municipality for this campaign," said the Councilor for Health, Marisol Ibáñez.
"As soon as we received the call from Health, a few days ago, from the City Council we have put ourselves to work so that everything is clean, disinfected and ready for vaccination," added the mayor. Last Thursday the mayor, Nely Ruiz, visited these facilities together with the heads of the Department of Health with head at the Vega Baja Hospital to finalize the details. The first councilor has assured that "from the Redován City Council we are at the disposal of the health authority with all the means at our disposal, because we are aware that leaving behind this crisis that has already lasted for more than a year passes by having as soon as possible vaccinated most of the population ”.
- The Consistory transmits the complaints it receives from users due to the saturation of the service to the heads of the Conselleria
The Mayor of Redován, Nely Ruiz, has once again expressed her discontent with the Orihuela Health Department over the conditions in which the health service is being offered in the local doctor’s office. As the first mayor explained, “the two paediatricians and four doctors that the centre should have according to its characteristics and the population it serves have been reduced to only two doctors, also reducing the number of nursing staff”.
Ruiz has indicated that this deficit is due to the fact that “in the face of requests for holidays or sick leave, the Orihuela Health Department and the Regional Ministry of Health do not replace the health personnel as there are no doctors available in the area’s job centres”, which is why there has been an increase in the number of patients and the consequent saturation of the service. “This translates into insufficient user care, a situation which has already been occurring in our centre and which we have been denouncing for several months now”, insisted the Mayoress, who is in permanent contact with those responsible for the Orihuela Health Department, with whom she maintains a collaborative relationship.
For this reason, and since September, the Redován Town Hall has contacted on several occasions the Health bodies responsible for managing the centre, such as the Director of Primary Care, Rosario Sansano; the manager of the Orihuela Health Department, Miguel Fayos, or the Councillor for Health, Ana Barceló. With regard to the Councillor, the Mayoress has sent several letters to the Health Minister, but has not received a reply. “Our doctors are still overcrowded, they do not have time to make all the telephone enquiries due to the accumulation of patients, and the users of the service do not stop complaining to us as they find a very deficient service”, said the first mayor.
In addition, “it should be remembered that this situation is occurring during a pandemic and, at present, during an upsurge in the cases of Covid-19”, said Ruiz, “which unfortunately does not allow for good management of the situation and is a factor that can have a great influence on the increase in cases”. The Town Hall of Redován has been informed of several neighbours who have been in contact with confirmed positive cases, “who already have symptoms that are compatible with the virus, and who have been waiting for five days to be contacted from the clinic to be able to take the PCR test”, explained the mayor. Likewise, the mayor indicated that her government team “is not going to give up on this issue, demanding what is fair and what we are entitled to as a population, always in order to preserve the health of all the citizens of Redován”.
- The improvements include the purchase of new furniture consisting of four electric stretchers, two swivel chairs and a surgical cabinet
The Mayor of Redován, Nely Ruiz, with the Councillor for Health, Marisol Ibáñez, presented this morning the reform works done on the Redován medical centre, located on the ground and first floors of the ‘Ricardo Ruiz Poveda’ social and cultural centre. “This is an action that was very necessary for this office, located in a building that is more than 20 years old, and in which until now only small maintenance work had been carried out”, said Ruiz.
The work has been carried out thanks to a subsidy of 100.000 euros from the Regional Ministry of Health, as part of the PIAC plan for architectural intervention in consulting rooms, which, as the Councillor of Health explained, “has allowed the number of consultations to be increased from seven to eight”, as well as “the repainting of the walls on the two floors; the installation of a new, more hygienic and durable stoneware base in the common areas and waiting rooms; and the replacement of the air conditioning machines, which were very old and frequently damaged”. According to Ibáñez, this last improvement “will have an impact on saving repair costs and will improve temperature control in the centre, thanks to the new system for fitting out independent air-conditioning zones”.
These works have also included the repair of the exterior pillars, “which were very deteriorated, and which could even affect the structural stability of part of the building”, explained Ibáñez, as well as carrying out “improvements to the façade, where the existing plinth, which is already very damaged, has been replaced with marble”. Likewise, the actions in the centre have included the purchase of four electric medical stretchers, two swivel chairs, a surgical unit and a medical stool as improvements made by the company awarded the contract, providing the facilities with new medical furniture that will make it easier for the doctors to carry out their daily activities and provide better care for their patients.
For her part, the Mayor, Nely Ruiz, expressed her satisfaction with all the improvements made to the office, “changes that were essential to be able to carry out Primary Care in good conditions”. These conditions, together with the conditioning of the building, “must be combined with adequate staffing, as we have also been demanding from the Regional Ministry for some time now”, explained the Mayoress. Ruiz pointed out that Redován is also awaiting the construction project for a new Health Centre, which “we hope will be completed as soon as possible, to the delight of all Redován residents”.
- The municipal government team once again sends a letter to the Councillor for Health and the Orihuela Health Department
The Mayor of Redován, Nely Ruiz, has announced the sending of two letters to both the Councillor for Health, Ana Barceló, and the Director of Primary Care of the Department of Health of Orihuela, Rosario Sansano, with the aim of “once again demanding patient care in the right conditions for the neighbours who use the Redován doctor’s office”, reported Ruiz.
The first councillor said that the situation in this health centre, which has not been providing a good service since the beginning of the pandemic, “has got worse in the last two weeks, since the health staff is very limited due to the effects of the Covid-19”, and the accumulation of work is not enough to attend to the number of people who use the facilities every day since “at the moment we only have two doctors and a paediatrician, when they should be twice as many”. This has the effect, as Ruiz has indicated, “that calls for telephone appointments are not made, directing many users to the health centre in Callosa, when they should not be”.
In addition, the shortage of doctors means that it takes longer for people to make appointments for the PCR tests, which, as they do not receive a call from the centre and without health advice, “continue with their normal lives by going out on the streets, with the consequent risk of contagion among the population, or choosing to carry out the test in the private health service”, said Ruiz.
This situation is compounded by long queues and waiting times at the door of the clinic and calls that are not answered by the switchboard, situations already reported in previous meetings held by those responsible for the health department of Orihuela and also to the Ministry of Health.
With this scenario, “the complaints of citizens who have to suffer this deficient attention logically follow each other,” said the Mayor, who added that “we need this situation to be expedited and a solution given as soon as possible, because having a medical office that does not work and insufficient health personnel who cannot cope with their patients, in these times of pandemic in which we find ourselves, is an unacceptable situation.