Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion said on Tuesday that the government has spent MOP 399 million (US$50.1 million) on the new Praia do Manduco Health Centre, which was inaugurated by Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng on Tuesday.
The Praia do Manduco Health Centre is situated in the newly completed Praia do Manduco Community Services Municipal Complex, a four-storey building located opposite São Lourenço Market.
The Praia do Manduco Health Centre, which came into service on Tuesday, replaces the São Lourenço Health Centre, which stopped operating on Saturday.
The now-defunct São Lourenço Health Centre is located near São Lourenço Church.
Addressing Tuesday’s inauguration ceremony, Lei said that the Praia do Manduco Health Centre will serve a population of 50,000 to 60,000. It has a gross area of 6,689 square metres, the fourth biggest of Macao’s eight public health centres, eight times the size of the now-defunct São Lourenço Health Centre.
Lei said that the Praia do Manduco Health Centre could provide better services for residents than the São Lourenço Health Centre.
(The Macau Post Daily/Macau News)
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