On June 6, members of the local delegation UPyD Cieza, met with the board of the Association of Families of Mentally Ill Cieza (AFEMCE), in order to meet the needs for the development of its activities and report the association of the work that has been playing UPyD parliamentary group in the Chamber of Deputies, since training magenta requested to adopt the necessary measures to support visibility campaigns of mental illness, to eradicate the stigma associated with the same with concrete actions in those affected and their families.
Oscar Verdejo, specified that "UPyD Cieza wishes to express, show support and defend the interests of these Associations in critical moments like these to the families of these groups of people affected, as are currently in an extreme situation because the entry into force of RD20/2012 taking such drastic measures as extending the term to two years to resolve the aid, which means that thousands of dependents in Spain, die without receiving aid, as well as to raise the copayment and reduce benefits for dependent care by 15%, all without the over 270,000 people who will be received and approved benefits for more than two years. "
For his part, Ruiz became interested Raymod state and the amount of contributions that the city of Cieza done this Association, as well as showing support for the regional government.
According AFEMCE, City Hall have been lowered by more than 50% subsidy in recent years, from 5,000 â‚¬ to 2,000 â‚¬, without which they have been explained the reason for the decline.
Ruiz said that after several meetings with the municipality associations, Cieza UPyD not understand the approach taken by the City for the distribution of aid among the various associations and organizations.
In this sense, AFEMCE declared that "we understand the reduction in grant for the moment we are going through, but not why we reduced both without explanation."
Adding from the policy that "we do not understand is why has not carried out the creation of the county mental health center that would be built next to the ave. Juan XXIII, since its construction and operation would be a great help, not only for patients but also for the citizens of Cieza new prospects they would get a job. "
Raymod Ruiz, said that "from Cieza UPyD believe that investing in mental health care is a basic right of citizenship, which can not be waived, even though we are in a time of economic crisis."
In conclusion, both AFEMCE as Cieza UPyD not understand how local councils and White Abarán not cooperate with the Association that covers the entire region.
Source: UPyD Cieza