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Health centres opening hours extended

The opening hours of health centres across the island will be extended  by three hours as from today, closing at 8 pm instead of 5 pm.

The announcement was made by the prime minister when he re-inaugurated the Mosta health centre at the end of a €600,000 refurbishment.

The extension was made possible after a new collective agreement with the doctors' union, signed last week.

Dr Gonzi said a new government will be focusing on primary health care which will be built around three regional hubs - this one on Mosta as well as the one on Paola and a new one in St Julian's.

All health centres will be revamped.

The revamp of the Mosta health centre included installation of an operating theatre for minor operations. There will be an open day for visitors tomorrow and the health centre will return to its normal operations later this week.

 

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