The president of the Popular Party of Toledo, Carlos Velázquez, has called this Monday on the Government of Castilla-La Mancha and its president, Emiliano García-Page, to urgently recover all the social services that were suspended at the beginning of the pandemic in the municipalities of the province of Toledo and that, in some cases, still have not started, as is the case of the Urda Day Center.
This was stated in a visit to this Toledo town, where he met with the mayor, Manuel Galán, and with the councilors of the Government team, accompanied by the spokesman for the Popular Group of the Diputación, Manuel Fernández, and the provincial deputy, Almudena Gonzalez.
The president of the popular Toledo has explained that this day center, managed by the Castilla-La Mancha Community Board, "has been closed for more than two years" and has regretted that the regional government took advantage of the start of the pandemic "to close it and not reopen it," the PP reported in a press release.
"It is true that there are technical problems, which have already been warned about, and that a series of works must be carried out so that there are no problems with the installation, but it is also true that the Community Board is not doing nothing about it and currently has more than a hundred older users in the municipality, without being able to use it, he added.
In this sense, it has demanded an urgent solution from the Government of Castilla-La Mancha so that, at least, for next winter it can already be working, since that is when it had the most influx and when it is most necessary. "Come on now, otherwise it is not urgently remedied, on the way to a third winter without being able to use this service," he warned.
For Velázquez, it is incomprehensible that the Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha «is turning a deaf ear to the requests of the elderly people of Urda and to the requests of the City Council, its mayor and its councillors, who have been demanding a solution for a long time to this important problem for the municipality».
"Social services are crucial for our towns and they have to continue to be provided as before the pandemic," insisted the provincial president, who has shown all the support of the Popular Party for the local City Council and the residents of the municipality in this just claim.
For his part, the mayor of Urda recalled the importance of this service. “We are talking about about 150 users who have not had this service since the pandemic began, with what that means for them and also for their families; We have been asking for a solution for a long time, since these centers were able to open after the end of the state of alarm, but we are still waiting », he denounced.