In a bid to boost healthcare services throughout Andalucia there are plans to construct five new heliports in the region.
The Junta de Andalucía is planning to build five new heliports to improve emergency healthcare in the province of Malaga.
The heliports – which will be located in Alozaina, Campillos, Coín, Nerja and Vélez-Málaga – will improve the speed and ease of the evacuation of patients in cases of emergency.
The updated service will particularly help residents in the Axarquía, Guadalteba and Guadalhorce valley areas.
José Luis Ruiz Espejo, the regional government representative in Malaga, said: “In Malaga we continue to work to improve the public health services, not only with treatments and research but also with improved infrastructure.”
The heliports will be on the outskirts of the towns concerned and will be given suitable road access so that ambulances are able to drive directly onto the helipads.