ProHealth Medical Group in the spotlight over record high monthly rental bid for clinic space in Punggol
Posted by temasektimes on April 11, 2012
Small medical group ProHealth Medical Group is in the spotlight lately over its record high monthly rental bid for a clinic space in Punggol.
It raised eyebrows in the healthcare industry by submitting a bid of $32,800 monthly rental for a HDB shop to set up a new clinic in Punggol. The opening bid is at $3,000.
The size of the shop is 559 square feet (51 square meter) which amounts to $58.67 per square feet which is believed to be one of the highest rental for a GP clinic in Singapore.
Prohealth Medical Group’s astonishing high bid is only slightly less than the $33,400 monthly rental bid submitted by NTUC Fairprice supermarket for a 3272 square feet (304 square meter) shop in the same block last year. (read more here)
One day after The Temasek Times broke the news, Lianhe Zaobao publish an exclusive feature on the matter. In an interview with a young woman who lived in Punggol, she said she believed the charges at the new ProHealth medical clinic in Punggol will be exorbitant due to the high rental and if it is indeed so, she would rather travel further to clinics in Hougang.
When contacted by the media, the group’s directors declined to be interviewed. The group reportedly runs seven other clinics in Fernvale, Jurong West and Tiong Bahru.
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