EMERGENCY healthcare in Malaga is set to be boosted by the construction of five new heliports in the east of the province.
The Junta has announced plans to build heliports in Alozaina, Campillos, Coin, Nerja and Velez-Malaga. These are designed to improve the speed and safety of evacuation of patients in emergency cases.
Residents of the Axarquia, Guadalhorce valley and Guadalteba will benefit the most from the heliports.
“In Malaga we continue to work to improve the public health services, not only with treatments and research but also with improved infrastructure,” said Jose Luis Ruiz Espejo, Malaga’s regional government representative.
Road access to the heliports – located on the outskirts of towns – will also be built, enabling ambulances to drive straight onto the heliports.