Mayor writes to Valencian Government for third time after death of boy at La Zenia beach

The Mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana has written again to the  Valencian Health Councillor Carmen Montón asking for an immediate improvement to the medical services in Orihuela Costa.

He also said how upset the population are at the recent sad and unfortunate death of a young boy and included his previous letters asking for better emergency services in the municipality, especially on the coast at the busiest times of year.

“It is necessary to revise, analyse and justify the response time since a boy had a heart attack and the Emergency Medicalised Ambulance Service (SAMU) took much longer than it should to arrive,” he said.

He added that he trusts “the means and resources to provide the service properly will be available sooner rather than later, in order to reduce the response time to an emergency like the one last Tuesday”.

Residents have also started a petition asking for defibrillators to be installed at the beaches in Orihuela Costa in the hope that it may prevent another tragedy like this one: