Valladolid (EFE).- Half a thousand people, according to police sources, have toured the center of Valladolid this Saturday to defend public health and reject the privatization of these services by public administrations, in a demonstration called by the Platform for Public Health and social and neighborhood groups in the city.
“Too much money goes to us in private concerts and then there is no money in conditions for our professionals,” criticized the spokesperson for the Platform for Public Health in Valladolid, Susana Simón, minutes before it began from the Plaza de Colón .
Simón has assured that numerous studies show that “outsourcing is much more expensive than investing in the public” and has described the lack of doctors or the low percentage of agreement in the Community raised by the Board “as an excuse repeated a thousand times”.
“There is no black hole”
“We understand that in Castilla y León there is no black hole so that there cannot be doctors like in any other autonomy”, he stressed, and stressed that with this demonstration they seek “people to assume the responsibility of defending the health system, by margin of the political party that governs”.
Regarding the public administrations, he has also justified this march through the center of Valladolid in “the lack of political will” to stop “the dismantling” of health care and has recalled that “before it was the cut in budgets and now it is the lack of professionals.
The spokeswoman regretted that her demands are repeated year after year and has put some cases such as the resumption of the works of the Magdalena health center, the start-up of the closed specialty center in Delicias or the health centers for Laguna de Duero and for Cistérniga, in the Valladolid district.
In the same way, it has focused on mental health and suicide as the leading cause of unnatural death among adolescents: “what society can afford this circumstance without using any tools?”, it has been asked.
The act also in defense of public health was attended by a representation of Comisiones Obreras, with its regional secretary general, Vicente Andrés, at the head; the general secretary of IU CyL, Juan Gascón, and the candidate for Mayor of the city of Valladolid Take the Word (VTLP), María Sánchez.
Sánchez has sent a voice note to the media in which he has conveyed his support for the platform’s claims and has insisted on the reopening of the Delicias specialty center, “because it cannot be that people have to go to Arturo Eyries or to other health centers”.
In the demonstration for public health, numerous people could be seen with crosses in reference to the fact that health is “crucified” and banners such as ‘In defense of public health: 24 hours, 365 days’, enlivened by a band of dulzainas and drums, and slogans such as “Public and quality health” or “Public health is not sold, it is defended” have been chanted.
Convened by the Coordinator of Platforms in Defense of Public Health of Castilla y León, the rest of the provinces took to the streets on May 6 and 7 and in Valladolid it was delayed to this Saturday, May 20 so as not to coincide with the march of Asprona in the city. EFE