Sunday, September 26

The Police Union once again denounces the unhealthy source of the barracks adjacent to the police station

The view of the Elda Civil Guard barracks from the National Police Station.

The view of the Elda Civil Guard barracks from the National Police Station.

The problem of insalubrity In the municipal building that houses the Elda Civil Guard barracks, located in the central Lamberto Amat street, adjacent to the National Police Station, it remains unsolved. This building, with the exception of a small part of the entrance where the Civil Guard Weapons Intervention service is located, is practically abandoned and lacking maintenance, which over time has caused significant deterioration, currently presenting structural cracks and holes in the roofs in addition to giving shelter to numerous animals potentially transmitting all kinds of diseases, such as rats and pigeons.

Next to that building is the Elda National Police Station, whose officials must endure that the window sills are totally covered by pigeon droppings, or that in the inner courtyard of the Police Station it is not strange to find dead pigeons being eaten by rats. It should be remembered that in addition to the Police officers, citizens of the municipality and other neighboring towns also access the interior of the Police Station, both to carry out procedures at the police station itself, and to issue the DNI, which is based in the same building, Therefore, it not only affects the agents but also the entire population and, therefore, Public Health.

The parties involved, the Elda City Council as the owner of the property, the Alicante Civil Guard Command as the user of the property, and the Government Sub-delegation in Alicante as the highest representative are aware of these facts. In fact, the problem has been on the table for some years but they still do not provide a solution, claiming that the responsibility falls on any of the other actors, “passing the ball to each other like a hot potato, without giving any importance to the risks that this focus. unhealthy “, it is said from Jupol.

“Much has been said about the intentions to move the Intervention of Arms of the Civil Guard to another location and to convert the building into a cultural space. But in the end everything remains in empty words to appease the complaints in the press and kick the problem until it reappears. At this point, it is important to remember that pigeon droppings, the main problem – but not the only one that we find with the state of this building – are a source of contagion of diseases such as Histoplasmosis, Chlamydiosis, Salmonellosis, Allergic alveolitis, Pneumoencephalitis, Listeriosis, Avian tuberculosis, Paratyphoid fever, Aspergillosis, Cryptococcosis, Toxoplasmosis or Psittacosis among others.

Immediate measures

For this reason, from the union JUPOL It is warned that they are not going to sit idly by in the face of the inaction of all the parties involved, which leaves the police and citizens who have to go to these units helpless, exposing them unnecessarily to a series of diseases such as those mentioned above, as well as possible structural risks of the property itself and the nauseating image and smell of a place full of pigeon feces and sometimes the spectacle of seeing a dead pigeon being eaten by rats.

For this reason, this trade union organization has sent a letter to all the parties involved requesting that, urgently, they take measures in this matter and give a solution once and for all to a problem that, if not solved, could lead to medical pathologies or serious accidents , and on what these parties involved must respond to the corresponding instances about their possible responsibility in accordance with the Royal Decree 2/2006 and Law 31/1995 on the prevention of occupational hazards.


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