The São Lourenço Health Centre will stop operating and be replaced by the Praia do Manduco Health Centre, which will come into service next Tuesday, according an executive order published in this week’s Official Gazette (BO).
The Praia do Manduco neighbourhood in the Inner Harbour area near Barra is known as Ha Van in Cantonese.
Following the Praia do Manduco Health Centre’s replacement of the São Lourenço Health Centre, the city will have six health centres on the peninsula, namely Fai Chi Kei, Areia Preta, Tap Seac, Inner Harbour, Ilha Verde and Praia do Manduco on the peninsula and two in Taipa, namely Ocean Gardens and Nossa Senhora do Carmo-Lago, from next Tuesday when the executive order takes effect.
The government announced early this week that the São Lourenço Health Centre, which is located near São Lourenço Church, will stop operating on Saturday and be replaced by the nearby Praia do Manduco Health Centre, which will come into operation next Tuesday.
The new 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.
While the heritage-listed São Lourenço Church is known as Fung Shun Tong in Cantonese, São Lourenço Market is also known as Ha Van Market in Cantonese.
According to Tuesday’s order, which was signed by Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng last Monday, the Praia do Manduco Health Centre will provide services for residents in the same neighbourhoods as the São Lourenço Health Centre.
Both the Fai Chi Kei Health Centre and the Ilha Verde Health Centre are located near the now-defunct greyhound racetrack. While the Areia Preta Health Centre is located near Areia Preta Park, the Inner Harbour Health Centre is situated near the Ponte 16 casino-hotel. The Tap Seac Health Centre is located next to the Macao Central Library.
The Nossa Senhora do Carmo-Lago Health Centre is situated in the Lago (Lake) public housing estate in Taipa.
In addition to the eight health centres in the city, the Health Bureau (SSM) also runs two health stations in Coloane, one in Coloane Village and the other in the sprawling Seac Pai Van public housing estate.
(The Macau Post Daily/Macau News)
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