Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Demonstration against work stoppage at hospital planned for April 25

(Photo: europasur.es)
LA LÍNEA The pressure group calling for work on the hospital to be finished, Plataforma en Defensa del Hospital, has called for a demonstration on Thursday, April 25, starting at 7.30 pm 'to give people the chance to come after work'. The organizers are expecting attendance from the area's political parties, politicians, consumer organizations and the general public from places such as Jimena and Castellar, from where many patients are derived to the current hospital in La Línea, which is in a 'neglected and ruinous state'. (The health service of Andalucía allows a choice of hospital and surgeons from within it, so many people choose the Punta de Europa hospital in Algeciras instead.) The demo will begin at the municipal hospital to avoid traffic cuts on Menéndez Pelayo Avenue in case of emergencies, and will walk along Gómez Ulloa, Gibraltar, Mateo Inurria and Clavel Streets to the main square, Plaza de la Constitución. The Plataforma's next meeting is on April 1 at 6.30 pm to continue plans for the demo itself and spreading information about it.

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