| The proposals that the purple formation has presented for the opinion of the Reactivation Commission also include funds for hotels, tourism and culture and a Office for the collection of European funds for the change in the production model | This week, the Special Study Commission on the Plan for Economic and Social Reactivation and Assessment of the Impact of the Coronavirus in the Region of Murcia enters the final phase, with the preparation of conclusions based on the proposals of the different groups.
The deputies of Podemos in the Regional Assembly, María Marín and Rafael Esteban, presented this morning at a press conference the measures that they will propose to introduce in the opinion of this commission, with which they configure a shock plan that provides health and residences of all the necessary means to guarantee its correct operation.
The spokeswoman in the regional chamber, María Marín, has demanded that half of the 2021 budget, about 2,600 million euros, be invested in health, which would mean an increase of 700 million euros that would allow,as he explained, "reinforce an overwhelmed primary care, launch a network of independent covid points, reopen closed health centers, reduce waiting lists that have skyrocketed with the pandemic, put Rosell fully operational, expand places of ICU with the creation of a unit in the Hospital of Caravaca and face the vaccination campaign against the covid as soon as the vaccines are available ".expand ICU places with the creation of a unit in the Hospital of Caravaca and face the vaccination campaign against covid as soon as the vaccines are available ".expand ICU places with the creation of a unit in the Hospital of Caravaca and face the vaccination campaign against covid as soon as the vaccines are available ". The other great priority set by Podemos is the residences, which the pandemic has particularly affected, "causing the seams already worn by lack of personnel and precariousness to jump.
Marín has stressed that his parliamentary group will demand in the Reactivation Commission "to double the staff of public residences and reinforce inspections in concerted residences", in addition, to put on the table "an ambitious plan to create a true network of public residences in the medium term ", so that in the next 7 years the Region of Murcia will have 6,000 more places and 50 additional centers.
This network would suppose, according to affirms the deputy, "a true alternative to a private-concerted system that in this crisis has demonstrated that it does not work". For his part, deputy Rafael Esteban has detailed the proposals of Podemos referring to economic aspects, including aid to the sectors most economically affected by the pandemic, with the launch of a Permanent Financial Fund of 100 million euros annually for companies in the tourism, hotel and restaurant sectors until 2023.
It has also proposed the creation of another Fund for Cultural Reactivation that would be endowed with 20 million euros.
Esteban has assured that Podemos proposals are drawn up "with the workers in mind", which is why they have demanded the renewal of the Hospitality Agreement and a regional benefit to workers in the culture sector "to complement the subsidy approved by the Ministry of work". Regarding the need for a change in the production model, the deputy has insisted on the need to manage the request for Next Generation European funds through a Collection Office, for which Spain will receive up to 140,000 million euros.
Finally, the deputies have indicated that the elaboration of these projects must be done with "the greatest efficiency, participation and transparency".
In conclusion, the Podemos proposals "prioritize the raising of funds to recover and convert the Mar Menor into a Regional Park as a model of sustainable tourism and energy self-sufficiency in 2040." In addition, they propose investments in two sectors, agriculture and road transport, which "they must count on the help of the institutions to face in this decade a reconversion marked by the European Green Horizon "." The Region of Murcia should thus become a benchmark for sustainable agriculture and electrified transport ", Esteban has summarized.