The Ministry of Health announced that it will manage the health departments of Denia and Manises from the end of the concession contracts next year and To this end, it will promote “a planned, strict, and orderly transition”.
The report on the analysis of the situation and “the social and work environment created” by the two departments, with the need to guarantee legal security, “determines” the decision-making, will be explained by the department in charge Marciano Gomez.
Since last July, they emphasized, the Department has been working “to ensure the security of care for patients in both departments and to avoid unpleasant situations like those experienced in the changes in Alzira and Torrevieja .”
In this sense, the previous announcements were published for the bidding of different services, and different reports were requested from the Generalitat’s Attorney’s Office to avoid legal uncertainty that could create problems in providing help
“The main objective of the Department, from the beginning, is to guarantee assistance to patients, that they will not be harmed at any time in the process. In this sense, last week they were already published on the public sector contracting platform. previous tender announcements for laundry, cleaning, equipment and infrastructure maintenance, logistics, security, patient feeding, medical gases, electricity or gas services,” they recalled.
These announcements, they point out, make it possible to shorten the deadlines for submitting offers, which can be reduced from 35 to 15 days, as well as speed up other procedures necessary to complete the bidding process. All this “with the goal that patients will not be left without protection if a change of ownership occurs in the management of the two departments.”
In the case of the Elx-Crevillent Health Department, the reports advise the continuation of the concession, “as long as the quality indices are maintained, the investment in technology continues, they are subject to strict control and the service continues to be provided with the same efficiency. parameters that exist today,” the administration warned.
The concessionaires have been informed and in the case of Denia it has been agreed that the company will continue to provide the service until April 30, to promote a well-planned, strict, orderly transition process with all the guarantees of legal security and help
At this time, part of the necessary administrative processing is pending, where the lack of vision of the previous team and the circumstances arising from the election year prevented it from being expedited to make a safe transfer before April 30.
The purpose, the Generalitat insists, is “to avoid the chaos that occurred in health care in Alzira and Torrevieja at the time when the two contracts ended.”