C.L.A.R.O. and its coalition partner Cambiemos Orihuela presented a motion in the Town Council plenary meeting on 30 January demanding a second health centre for Orihuela Costa. The motion was surprisingly approved due to a division between the governing parties, the Popular Party voting against and Ciudadanos abstaining
Helene Akerman, C.L.A.R.O. President recalled that C.L.A.R.O. had been arguing the need for a second health centre in Orihuela Costa for years, a need fully supported by associations and those living on the coast. The motion highlights the present situation with long delays in obtaining a medical appointment, long queues in the Cabo Roig centre, and even examples of patients being sent to neighbouring municipalities because Cabo Roig was unable to attend them.
The head of Cambiemos Orihuela, Carlos Bernabe criticised the company Ribera Salud which manages the health facilities in the area for only waking up to the idea of the need for a second health centre now, the year before its concession to manage the health facilities in the area comes to an end. Both political groups previously rejected the idea now being proposed by the Popular Party-Ciudadanos governing coalition.