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Health - did you know? PDF
Monday, 18 October 2010 00:00

Did you know that health care is more expensive in Málaga province than anywhere else in Andalucía?

Did you know that every time you fill your car with petrol or diesel in Andalucía you are subsidising the region’s public health service?

Yes, both of these facts emerged last week.

It’s official that sanidad pública, the public health service, in Málaga province costs a massive 1,900 million euros a year. That works out at 1,260 euros per person per year, more than anywhere else in Andalucía

And if you were wondering why fuel is dearer here than anywhere else in Spain, there is a surcharge of 2.4 cents per litre in Andalucía to subsidise the under-funded public health service.  The so-called céntimo sanitario was introduced in July.

©  Paul Whitelock

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Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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