The Junta de Andalucía, through the Andalusian Health Service (SAS), has registered offers from four commercial entities to complete the Piedras Redondas Health Center in Almería, which were paralyzed in July 2011, barely five months after the start of the works. The Andalusian government launched a call for tenders at the beginning of November for 2.7 million euros in order to have a public service in this district, where the population has increased over the last decade, so “it is essential to have with the support of infrastructures in the current health needs”, according to the report of the project consulted by Europa Press.
In this line, after resolving the contract for the first works in November 2012, the Council has now decided to “make investments aimed not only at maintaining and replacing the existing sanitary network, but also at improving and expand” with the completion of this primary care center, for which he received bids from three companies and a joint venture. The health center completion project, drawn up in July this year by the Ordaz architectural firm and which envisages 16 months of work once the work has been awardedplans to complete the health center located between Los Perales and Cerro Almirez streets through a building with an “L” plan on two levels above ground.
According to the planning, the health center will have eight consultations for adults and two others for pediatrics, in addition to a general consultation, an obstetrician-gynecologist consultation, all with their corresponding waiting rooms. For extractions and diagnostic procedures, the health center will have three additional boxes. He will also have minor surgery consultation, health education room and other support services. Currently, the foundations and the structure of the building are completely finished, in the absence of two sections of walls around the perimeter of the plot. Before continuing with the construction work, it is planned to carry out the cleaning and clearing of the existing land, since due to the time it has been paralyzed, weeds have appeared and garbage has accumulated inside.
In addition, the project deems it appropriate to review the condition of the existing work perimeter fence and replace it in the sections that are necessary. Likewise, earthworks, backfilling and excavation must be carried out on part of the land corresponding to the exterior urbanization to adapt to the levels of the project, since these works were not completed at the time. The adult, pediatric and extraction clinic will be located on the first floor, as well as the reception, customer service and administration area. In general, the lower level is used for units attached to the center (staff area, health education, minor surgery and warehouses). The general plan has an “L” shape with a central core in which the administration and service units are located.
The exterior part will have access for ambulances and a 12-space parking area, as well as a loading and unloading area for supplying the clinic’s general store and waste collection. The new health center, of about 1,200 square meters“it will improve the comfort, accessibility, personalized attention and quality of the services provided, which means improving and expanding the existing health network”.